Rule on Picking a Period

Your English papers typically range from 10 to 12 pages. Therefore, you cannot discuss the historical period of the twentieth century in a paper of this range, nor can you discuss the “Reconstruction” period.  However, you can discuss the major player(s), a major political policy, and the impact of both on certain individuals of the period. In this regard, your paper specifies one period, the major issues and people of the period, but not the entire period itself and/or every person who lived during the period.

This quick-reference topic falls under the comment “Too Broad.” You may click the link to view the post.

In addition, you may view its sister rule: “Rule on Examining Historical Context.”

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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