come prepared with whatever material (blue books, scantrons, etc) is requested for theexam. Students are expected to have all assignments including reading assignmentscompleted by the beginning of each class.
WOH2022 is designated as a Gordon Rule course under the GeneralEducation Program (GEP) of UCF. This means that under the requirements of FloridaState Rule 6A-10.30, students enrolled in this course will also be evaluated on theirability to write at the collegiate level by way of essay assignments.
The University of Central Florida’s definition of “College-LevelWriting” is as follows:
The writing will have a clearly defined central idea or thesis.
It will provide adequate support for that idea.
It will be organized clearly and logically.
It will show awareness of the conventions of standard written English.
It will be formatted or presented in an appropriate way.
Gordon Rule Assignments:
Each of the following Gordon Rule Assignments aredesigned to fulfill the student’s requirement to the Gordon Rule. Failure to complete anyof these assignments automatically makes it impossible for the student to pass the coursewith a grade of ‘C’ or better.Assignment One: Essay Exam #1 - Narrative In-Class Essay-Students will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner thatdetails the sequence and causality of an overarching aspect of the coveredmaterial. For full credit, students must demonstrate a command of the dates,names of people, places, and significant events that are pertinent to the material inquestion.
Essay Length: 1,500 words
Assignment Two: Essay Exam #2 - Comparison In-Class Essay-Students will be presented with a question that must be answered in a manner thatdemonstrates the student’s ability to analyze complex ideas by comparing twoexcerpts from selected historical sources. For full credit, students must alsodemonstrate a command of the dates, names of people, places, and significantevents that are pertinent to the material in question.
Essay Length: 1,500 words
Assignment Three: Research Paper - Newspaper Coverage Analysis Essay-In consultation with the professor, students will first choose a historical event,personality, or idea to research. Students will then research how their chosentopic was covered in the press media by the direct analysis of newspaper andmagazine articles in contemporary publications to the topic. For full credit,students must also demonstrate a respect for proper research techniques, judgmentin source selection, and a command of the formatting standards for writing in thefield of History.
Essay Length: 6 pages - Typed