The long essay would be a traditional essay that typically five paragraphs long. The first paragraph should introduce the topic and state the student’s position / answer to the question. It should contain between three-five (3-5) complete sentences, including the thesis statement for the essay. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs are the body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should contain between three-five (3-5) sentences, including the topic sentence (first sentence of the body paragraph, states a main point that supports the thesis) and at least two-three (2-3) specific examples per main point. The fifth and final paragraph should begin with a restatement of the thesis. It should be three-five (3-5) complete sentences, and include a brief summary/conclusion of the student’s answer to the essay question.
1. Compare and contrast racial conflict in the South and the West.
1. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of progressivism.
2. How did the war change the attitudes of women and minorities toward their status in American society?
2. Defend or attack the use of civil disobedience as a strategy in the civil rights movement, using Martin Luther Kingâ€™s early career as an example of the technique.