Informal Writing #2
1) In a
two-thirds to one-page (double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point
font) commentary identify the main argument in the
essays by Nicholas Canny and Victor Enthoven and the
specific topic each is addressing (again focus on pp. 17-47 in Riches from Atlantic Commerce: Dutch
Transatlantic Trade and Shipping, 1585-1817). Then
points that each author makes in support of his main argument.
Length limits will be strictly enforced this time around.
2) Next, in no more than one-third of a page (double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point
font) specify the
writing (description, narrative,
exposition, or argument) the authors use to make these points. If
you want to review these four elements of historical writing that I am
having you examine in these articles, please review them in chapters 1
and 5 of A
Short Guide to Writing About History. Again length limits
will be strictly enforced.
3) Write a single paragraph of no more
than two-thirds of a page (double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point
font) in length that compares and contrasts
in which Schwartz, Bolster, Canny, and Enthoven handle one common theme
that you identify. As with the other elements of the assignment,
length limits will be enforced.
4) Append a copy of your notes on Paul Otto, The Dutch-Munsee Encounter, 1-17
(See Web Links--Core Secondary Sources or
the CU Library Reserve). Remember that you
cannot receive credit for this informal writing if you have
not demonstrated to me that you have taken notes on the entirety of the
assigned selection on Otto. Note also
that I will not allow more than one page of notes per chapter or
chapter section, which means no more than three pages of notes, which
may be handwritten or typed (if you take your notes using a word
processor you may use Times New Roman 12-pt. font and the pages may be single-spaced).