In North America, most instructors insist that a definitive thesis statement appears in the introduction and guides the balance of the essay.If you wish, save it for the conclusion, but discuss this plan in advance with your tutor.
Because history courses are not primarily concerned with teaching composition, you are expected to arrive at university with some writing skills and to work on improving these skills throughout your studies.
Pay close attention to the comments, corrections, and tips that your tutor provides when he or she marks your essays.
Start numbering your essay after the title page, in the top, right corner.
Introduction The first paragraph introduces the topic of your essay, states your thesis, and indicates the parts of the argument that supports the thesis. As you write your essay, start with a provisional draft introduction, but expect to develop and change it as you refine the argument of your essay. ." Thesis A proper essay has a main point which answers the research question it raises: this is the thesis and it is clearly and briefly articulated in the introduction.
For example, "The rulers of France, England and Germany achieved different levels of centralization during the tenth century." But instead of answering a question, this particular thesis raises more questions. For example, "Centralization of feudal monarchies depended upon the ability of kings to exert greater control over their nobles.
England was the most compact country and kings were able to unite all the English against the common Viking foe.
At the bottom of the page write "Submitted by" and provide your name.
Also provide the course name and number, your tutor's name, and the date of submission.
Even during Europe’s darkest age, there were men and women who dedicated themselves to reasoned and eloquent writing.
Courses in history involve a great amount of reading and the writing of complex essays.