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Introduction style 1A for answering questions such as this (usually in my 100-level courses):
- Find at least three authoritative articles that discuss the development of the gadget and determine whether: 1) the gadget was a worthwhile invention; 2) that it changed the lives of most Americans; and 3) why the gadget didn't have a long life span.
- Of these two authors, which of the two: 1) argues that the gadget was worthwhile; 2) argues that it wasn't worthwhile; and 3) which one convinces you more, given the evidence?
- The papers written with this introduction style stress evidence.
- Write a two- to three-page paper that address the following questions: Could laws or extra-national organizations have prevented the sinking of the S.S. Sinkatania in 1970? Who should be responsible for the laws or procedures that govern cruise ship safety and regulations? Does the United States government have an obligation to ensure that foreign cruise ship operators meet with certain standards, even if those standards aren’t mandated by their own governments?
- The papers written with this introduction style stress analysis.
Introduction style two for answering questions for a short paper that requires a single-word theme or a paper that requires a short-phrased theme (usually in my 100- or 200-level courses):
- Using two words, identify a theme that ties together these things from the 1960s: The Beatles, the Vietnam War protests, and hippies.
- The papers written with this introduction style stress a student's ability to find a common historical motivator for the items in question.
Introduction style three, for answering questions such as this (usually in 200- or 300-level courses):
- The following paragraph answers the question “In Eiichiro Azuma’s Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America, were first-generation Japanese Americans more likely influenced by Japanese governmental officials when forming their opinions and attitudes about their place and role in America or were they more likely to form their attitudes and opinions based on their daily experiences in the United States?”
- Papers written with this introduction style help develop a student's ability to find evidence and analyze that evidence so that they can make a clear and concise argument.