The long essay would be a traditional essay that typically can be several paragraphs (perhaps up to 5 paragraphs) long. The first paragraph should introduce the topic and state the student’s position / answer to the question. It should contain between three-five (3-5) complete sentences, including the thesis statement for the essay. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs are the body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should contain between 5-7 sentences as a minimum to really build up a solid answer. These sentences, including the topic sentence (first sentence of the body paragraph, states a main point that supports the thesis) and at least two-three (2-3) specific examples per main point. The fifth and final paragraph should be your conclusion and end with a restatement of the thesis. It should be three-five (3-5) complete sentences minimum, and include a brief summary/conclusion of the student’s answer to the essay question. It is essential, particularly in the survey courses, for students to provide citations and footnotes for their work in untimed exams. Citations must adhere to the APA/MLA/Chicago Style format but perfection is not expected. An example of common citations are included on pages four and five of this edition. There are 4 questions and you will need to do all of them.
1. What was the major impact of the British Empire on the Mughal Empire and on India as a whole?
2. Did the Treaty of Versailles ultimately contribute to the beginning of the Second World War? Why?
3. How did Enlightenment ideas affect political movements like the Glorious Revolution or the American Revolution? Explain your answer as concisely and with as much evidence as possible.
4. Which factors made it possible for Adolf Hitler to rise to power in post-WWI Germany?