Al Parker, Prof. Emeritus, History
Class code 44593
The essay is to be submitted as a digital copy by way of the Assignments link.
Submit as an attachment. Do not submit by insertion into the text box. Do not submit as an attachment to a Mail message. See document named “How to Submit Written Assignments,“ available in the Printable Information folder accessed by way of the Course Contents link on the Course Menu.
The essay is due before 10 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015.
LATE ESSAYS WILL BE PENALIZED 5 POINTS PER DAY, EACH AND EVERY DAY,
BEGINNING AT 10:01 PM ON THE 9th.
YOU ARE TO WRITE ON THE TOPIC SPECIFIED BELOW. (100 POINTS)
THE ESSAY IS TO BE BETWEEN 1,000 AND 1,200 WORDS IN LENGTH.
USE YOUR WORD-PROCESSOR WORD COUNT FEATURE TO VERIFY.
INDICATE THE NUMBER OF WORDS OF YOUR ESSAY AT THE LEFT TOP OF PAGE 1.
SET MARGINS AT 1 INCH ALL THE WAY AROUND.
SET LINE SPACING AT 1.5.
SET FONT AND SIZE AT ARIAL 11.
Create a header for each page. Place the header in the upper right of the page, beginning on page
1 of the actual paper. The header should follow the following EXACT format (except use your actual name and the ? is replaced (by the computer) by an actual page number):
LastName, FirstName – History 7, Code 44593 – Page ?
Do not type this information at the top of each page. LEARN HOW TO USE THE HEADER
COMMAND IN YOUR WORD PROCESSOR.
The value of your essay will be diminished if it is either shorter or longer than the limits stated – if much longer, I will stop reading at the maximum limit and grade what I have read. This will hurt your grade significantly. Follow all of the instructions.
For information on how to submit the digital copy of the essay, see the document “How to Submit
Written Assignments” in the Printable Information folder on the Course Content Page.
If you do not know how to properly use your word processor, start learning now.
Specifically learn how to do the things I have listed in my requirements section
(font, pagination, margins, and header).
The digital copy of the midterm essay must be uploaded to the course as a Microsoft Word document
(I can accept older versions as well as the most recent), as a Microsoft Works document, or as a Rich
Text Format document. If you are not using either of the first two word processors, in your word processor go to the “Save As” command under the “File” menu and choose the Rich Text Format (.rtf) selection. If you do not understand this, contact me well ahead of the due date for clarification.
DO NOT SUBMIT FILE IN WORD PERFECT FORMAT, PAGES FORMAT, OR AS A PDF FILE.
In submitting your essay electronically you MUST use the following process for naming your file:
EXAMPLE = 7yourlastname_44593.doc (Word file), 7yourlastname_44593.wps (Works file), or
7yourlastname_44593.rtf (rich text format file). Remember, the last name in the file name is YOUR last name! If more than one student has the same last name (check by going to Mail and Create
Message and look over the list of students), use this format:
7yourlastname_yourfirstname_44593.doc, or .wps, or .rtf as the case may be.
The number 7 tells me that the file comes from a History 7 student. The name is the student's last name. The 44593 identifies your specific class. The .doc, .wps, or .rtf is generated by your wordprocessor, DO NOT TYPE IT IN TO THE NAME OF THE DOCUMENT.
Note: the _ is created use of the shift key and the hyphen key.
I strongly suggest you name your file exactly as instructed the very first time you begin the essay.
Then, later, when ready to upload it to the system you will not mistakenly send me a misnamed file.
NO SPACES ARE ALLOWED IN FILE NAME!
PAY ATTENTION TO ALL LIMITS AND SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED WITHIN THE TOPIC.
Write on the following (1,000-1,200 words):
Progressivism can be seen in two very different ways. One is that it was a movement aimed at bringing radical changes to the American