This is a paper for Historical geography of North America. My topic is a continuation of 2nd assignment. I don’t have the time to write this and really hope you can help me out in this desperate time of need. I thank you in advance. This is called a expository essay which I would have to investigate the historic mexico expedition result , evaluate evidence which led to it, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner. I already have a research question attached in the last page of my second assignment. However, as my instructor pointed out, IT IS INSUFFICIENT& DIFFICULT to prove. Please fix up my research question and come up with a appropriate conclusion(thesis) answer for that research answer. I will attach both the assignment document and my previously completed work(assignment 2). Please contact me if you have any questions. My instructor has recommended to use archaeological or visual evidence as one or two of the secondary sources.
GGR 240 Historical Geography of North America
University of Toronto, Fall 2016
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Farish
(25% of final mark)
This assignment requires library research leading to a seven-to-eight page
expository essay on the topic you chose for Assignment Two.
Your essay must contain these elements:
1. A cover page with a title, your name, your student number, the course number,
my name, and your tutorial number. (This does not count toward the page
2. An introduction with a clear thesis statement. Your thesis statement should
summarize your answer to your research question from Assignment 2 or a
modified version of that question, depending on your subsequent research and
our feedback. (Assignment 2 will be returned at the end of class on November
17.) A thesis statement is usually located in the first or second paragraph of an
essay. It synthesizes your argument for the reader.
You do not have to directly include your research question in your essay, as a
question. It should be apparent within the text leading up to the thesis, and the
As discussed with respect to Assignment 2, because the topic options are
deliberately broad, I strongly encourage you to (a) make a specific argument about
your topic; (b) use a specific case study or case studies; and (c) focus on a specific
time period and/or region, where relevant.
You are welcome to use first-person wording throughout the essay, even if this
assignment is less of a straightforward opinion piece than Assignment 1.
3. A road map for the paper, following the thesis statement. This road map is a
very short outline of the paper; it can be a separate paragraph of your
introduction. It should reflect a division of your essay into sections, marked by
headings. Even two or three sections usefully break up an essay.
Requests for road maps occasionally lead to eye-rolling. Note, though, that many
academic journal articles in historical geography also include road maps: outlines
of the material that follows the introduction.
GGR 240 Assignment 3 (Fall 2016)
4. A conclusion restating your thesis (not word for word, hopefully) and
summarizing your argument. A conclusion also often gestures to unanswered
questions or different sources that relate to but would expand on the material in
5. A minimum of two primary sources and four secondary scholarly sources.
You ve already found these for Assignment Two, although you may wish to use
more or different sources. Course readings do not count toward these totals, but
you are welcome to use them in addition. The same is true of recent newspaper
stories and magazine articles. Please avoid encyclopedias (including Wikipedia), as
there are always better sources to be found.
Note: It should be clear how the sources you have chosen contribute to your argument. This is
particularly important with primary sources, which should be allotted some space for discussion in
6. References to your sources in an accepted scholarly style (MLA, Chicago,
APA, etc.) and a complete bibliography (which does not count toward the page
7. If you choose to include images, which are not mandatory but may be useful in
certain circumstances (or they may be primary sources), place them in an
Appendix at the end of the essay, before the bibliography. Be sure to refer to
them in the text (as Figure 1, etc.) and provide a caption fully identifying the
source. Images do not count toward the page limit.
8. 12-point font, double-spaced text, normal margins.
This is an individual assignment; please do not work on your papers together. Submitting the
same work twice for credit (i.e. from another course) is an offense under the Academic
Code. Plagiarism, which includes paraphrasing without full attribution, will result in a mark of zero
and the potential of further penalty. Further details are available here:
www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using-sources/how-not-to-plagiarize. In fact, this site
(http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/) contains a host of useful writing resources, including
details on writing centres around campus.
This assignment is due in class on December 1. Essays will be given a letter grade,
translated into standard numbers (/25), and 1 marks (4%) will be deducted for each day that
a paper is late, including weekend days. Except in cases of documented medical extensions,
assignments submitted after December 8 will receive a grade of zero.
Tutorials devoted to Assignment 3 will be held on November 24. TA office hours will also
be held in that week, and I will remind you of the times in advance.