Focus on the basic and defining features of the early river valley and the classical civilizations (beliefs, economies, political institutions, social structures, etc.) and remind yourself that classical civilizations were not simply a continuation of early river valley civilizations. You will need to include specific examples – do not assume the reader knows anything about either period in world history.
Do not cut and paste information from websites and do not copy word from word from your text. It is perfectly fine to rely on sources to help you compose your essay, but you MUST cite all sources. For this essay you may use APA citations.
Please refer to the rubric for any specifics about how your response will be assessed.
The course information indicates that this exam is due by midnight on October 22nd, 2018. Use this time to create an outline and / or rough draft of how you will compose your response. The actual essay is due no later than 1:00pm on Saturday, October 27th, 2018.
Some notes on your writing as you get started!
Times New Roman, size 12 font
Proper spacing after ending punctuation
Avoid grammar and spelling mistakes
For example, please do not defile the personal pronoun “I” by writing it in the lowercase.
Capitalize all proper nouns
Use ending punctuation
Pay attention to subject verb agreement
Avoid run on sentences
What is a comparative analysis essay?
A comparative analysis essay focus on finding the most significant differences or similarities about facts or events. When analyzing two items, the author can either analyze the similarities or the difference or combine both the differences and similarities.)
Present the two items (in this case, ERVs and CS) to be compared and the reason behind their worthiness
Present background and reason for comparison
Thesis statement to justify the comparison
II. Body paragraphs (You will need several in your essay!)
The main idea statement
Elaborate the idea presenting examples or evidence
Present the similarities and the differences between the two features (e.g. economies
Justify the differences and the similarities using experience, facts, and examples
Summary of the key points presented
Restating the thesis
Present a wider perspective of the argument