Utopian and European
You are to write a 2-3 page paper on Utopia. The paper should have standard margins and 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Arial), double-spaced, with no extra spaces between paragraphs. Remember that this is NOT a book report. I’m not asking for a summary of what you read. An A paper makes connections between the readings, external sources, the lectures, and the book. It is also organized, with an opening paragraph describing your thesis and outlining your paper’s main points. Each of those main points should be tackled in order. Finally, the conclusion should quickly explain how each of those points supports your thesis. Prompt Select two or three features of life in More’s fictitious land. Why are they considered ideal? More importantly, why are they considered preferable to life in 16th-17th century Europe? Compare and contrast between Utopian and European life of the time. Tips Avoid contractions (couldn’t, could’ve, etc.). Just write the full two words. Contractions make your paper look sloppy. Avoid first-person (us, you, etc.). Again, it just looks unprofessional. Do not use slang except in a quotation. History papers need to have formal language. Try not to use long quotations in your paper. I want to know what YOU think in your own words because I know you will have good ideas. Cite any specific information and especially quotations with the author’s name and page number (eg. “(More, 9)”) at the end of the relevant sentence. Outside sources need to be in a bibliography. You must use complete sentences. Before submitting your paper, read it out loud. By doing so, you can detect errors in your writing. Make sure to use a grammar checker.