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  1. I chose to write on topic number 7: ‘The vocabulary we have does more than communicate our knowledge; it shapes what we know.’ Evaluate this claim with reference to different areas of knowledge. Needless to say, this is the sort of essay that requires different looks, perspectives, and opinions. I could say I'm confident in it, but until I receive outsider's opinions, I'm not. If anyone is willing to take a look, comment, and critique, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. So the opinions of each historian should be separated from the breadth of the essay? I should present the information WITHOUT backing it up and then since it has been discussed, I can briefly mention it before analyzing it while including historians? That was confusing. I know. Edit: I agree with staying away from a continuous essay. It seems too crowded and detracts from the strength of each argument. What I still do not clearly understand is how I can counter that. What would the new structure look like? Obviously you don't need facts, but if you could show me an example of what is written a
  3. So correct me if I'm wrong, but it's best to analyze the facts and significance behind them throughout the essay, instead of at the end? I guess I'm a bit lost with what you're saying, sorry!
  4. Wow, that really is incredible. It really speaks to your natural ability as a writer to piece something that extensive together in such a short amount of time. Anyways, after further thought, I came up with what I consider a great stress-reliever of an outline: Benedict Arnold Successes Benedict Arnold Failures How Failures Shape Legacy So here, what I plan on accomplishing is a highlight of his legacy and overall accomplishments. The ensuing paragraphs will then cover his failures with the last paragraph incorporating historians' opinions of him. I plan on repeating with Custer. With the c
  5. I really appreciate your willingness to lend some advice! How much time did you put into your paper?
  6. That's what I was looking for. So in essence, my primary goal at this point is to gather information about both individuals and the research alone will answer my main concerns. Thanks a lot! One more quick question that should be an easy question to answer: Is it acceptable to incorporate two individuals? Or is that too "broad."
  7. I see what you're saying, and I put thought into it. But I'm still lost as to how I can tie in the War of Independence with his failures and how those failures shaped his reputation. The structure of the essay is lacking at this point, so any direction in which I can take will benefit me a ton. I haven't started my research yet, so needless to say having something to look for would improve the overall quality of my studies.
  8. I'm excited about my topic and I honestly believe that's the most important part of this process. Additionally, the countless hours of studying, writing, researching, and editing will be worth it in the end. Needless to say, I'm very excited to get started! So on to my topic, I want to examine how two particular errors in Benedict Arnold and General Custer's careers shape their legacies despite successful military careers. What I'm lost with is what I can focus on within the essay. I feel as if I'm walking a fine line between a research paper and the extended essay. So I really need help. What
  9. Hey everyone, I've been debating what topic I should ultimately choose for my extended, and I came up with something in regards to General Custer and Benedict Arnold, two famous military figures whose reputations are tarnished for one mistake. My research question is as follows: "To what extent do the failures of Benedict Arnold and General Custer shape their legacies despite both having successful military careers?" Is this narrow enough? I plan on discussing both of their backgrounds, military achievements, and then how one event caused the downfall of both individuals (obviously at differen
  10. I believe the key word in this statement is "can." How does vocabulary inhibit a group's collective understanding of an idea?
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