Colonial Life

-Times New Roman 12 pt. font
-Double spaced
-Standard margins (1” or 1 ¼”)
-No contractions
-Use past tense when relating what occurred in the past.
-Write in third person (no first or second person: example: no use of I, we, me, my, mine, us, our, you)
-Numbered pages
-No separate title page. Provide your title at the top of the first page of text.
-Title that reflects/indicates the topic and main argument of your essay
-Essay format (clearly identifiable and well developed introduction, body, and concluding paragraphs)
-No more than two direct quotes of no more than fifteen words each (page number should be provided in parentheses after the closing punctuation of the sentence containing quoted material).
-Approximately 1000 words (between 900 and 1100 words. Word counts outside of this range will result in a deduction of points relative to number of words.)
-Proofread, proofread, proofread!
-Use the book Every Day Life in Early America
-Discuss transportation and travel, health/healthcare, and the clearing of land in the early North American colonies. Which of these, do you believe, had the greatest impact and influence on early colonial life and why?

-Your essay should have a clearly identifiable thesis and contain clearly identifiable arguments supported by evidence from the book. The thesis statement must appear in the introductory paragraph and be supported throughout your paper. Your essay will be graded for grammar, clarity, style, structure, presence of a thesis/argument, support for your argument, and accuracy. I recommend consulting a grammar and style guide or text when composing your essay. A quality (and readily available and relatively cheap) guide is William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style. All essays must conform to the following guidelines:

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