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Two important factors that made Nazi movement possible in Germany
Prompt: Use Sebastian Haffner’s memoir to explain two important factors that made the Nazi movement possible in Germany. Briefly describe one way we could confirm the validity of his testimony.
An underlined thesis that responds to the prompt in the introductory paragraph (10 points)
The use of Morrow’s text in the introductory paragraph (5 points)
Coherently structured body paragraphs that include topic sentences (5 points)
A correctly formatted works cited section (10 points)
Use of Evidence and Reasoning: The body paragraphs of the submission contain…
At least seven relevant pieces of evidence from the historical primary source to support the thesis (25 points)
Accurate historical explanations telling the reader how all of the evidence supports the thesis (25 points)
Writing: The entire submission…
Contains generally good spelling, punctuation, and grammar (10 points)
Includes appropriately formatted Chicago-Style footnotes (10 points)
I. An introductory paragraph that includes:
A. Background information to briefly describe the content of the submission – this features the author and title of the historical evidence and/or setting (time and place). This background is not a summary of everything you know about the topic and should be no longer than one sentence.
B. An underlined thesis statement that directly answers the prompt. A thesis is an explanation that has two important components – it is specific and arguable.
Consider beginning with the following draft structure, and then ask yourself if you can provide specific info: “By looking at [this evidence], one can see [this arguable conclusion].” Another draft thesis: “[This arguable conclusion] is clear when one examines [this evidence].”
II. Body paragraphs: Each body paragraph should contain four parts. Therefore, each paragraph should have no less than four sentences. All aspects of the paragraph should be focused on one topic – this is consistency and coherence in making your case.
A. A topic sentence that directly links the subject of the paragraph to the thesis. The topic sentence is the first sentence of each body paragraph. It tells your reader where you are headed in that paragraph.
B. Cited Evidence drawn from the sources, occasionally more than one piece. As you will see below, all evidence, both quoted and summarized, must be cited in a history submission.
C. Interpretation explaining the relevance/significance of the evidence to the argument. No historical evidence simply stands by itself without explanation. This is often called an “evaluative statement”. Consider interpretation as simply linking the evidence to the thesis, so make certain to choose evidence that best helps to argue a claim. The textbook and lectures provide the information to do so.
D. A transition statement from the current paragraph to the next, linking the submission together in a logical sequence.
III. A concluding paragraph that includes
A. The thesis restated using different words. You are reminding the reader of the argument made on the prompt.
B. Briefly provide connecting information for context. In other words, make clear the importance of the subject by its broader connections to other parts of history, or how the ideas you describe can be used in the present or in other subjects.
IV. Cited evidence: You must provide at least seven citations of the primary source. We will use a format called Chicago Style, which you can easily find on the Internet. Place the footnotes in the footer of the page in which they appear:
An example of a primary source in the body paragraph: Haffner explained that “The Nazis…in response to the emergency.”1 At the bottom of the same page, in the footer: 1 Haffner, Defying Hitler: A Memoir (New York, NY: Picador, 2003), 211.
The word processing function to do this is typically in the “Insert” or “Format” menus of MS Word, Google Docs, and similar programs. Before inserting the note, place the cursor at the end of the sentence you want to cite.
A separate works cited section must be formatted in the following way:
Evans, Richard J. The Coming of the Third Reich. New York, NY: Penguin, 2003.
Haffner, Sebastian. Defying Hitler: A Memoir. Trans. Oliver Pretzel. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
Morrow, David. Giving Reasons: An Extremely Short Introduction to Critical Thinking. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2017.
It is unacceptable to use the Kindle e-text edition of Haffner because it does not contain suitable page numbers for footnotes. Instead, if you are having difficulty obtaining the book, then borrow the full text original edition from the Internet Archive’s “Open Library” at <link is hidden> />
Cite every piece of evidence, whether it is quoted or paraphrased. Paraphrasing is when you summarize the source in your own words. Consult the reference in the syllabus to plagiarism