International balance of power that occurred as a result of both the world wars.
Final essay: For the final essay, describe the major changes in the international balance of power that occurred as a result of both the world wars. In responding to this question, you may include events/circumstances within the time frame 1900-1960. As part of your discussion, be sure to include the changing nature of European imperialism. Link the changes that you describe to the course and/or outcomes of the world wars.You are required to provide evidence from the readings and/or other class materials to support your points. If there are no citations from the readings and/or other class materials in your essay, I will automatically deduct 20 points from the total possible grade. However, while it is important to provide evidence, be sure that your own ideas come through as well. Don’t simply repeat what other authors have said. Use parenthetical citations to cite the evidence; see points 12-23 in the Guidelines for Written Work for information on quoting and citing correctly.To discuss a transformation, you need to clearly establish both the starting condition(s) and the ending condition(s). You also need to discuss the major factors related to the war(s) that contributed to the transformation from the starting condition(s) to the ending condition(s)Grading Rubric for the Midterm and Final Essays
Provides an effective thesis statement at an appropriate point in the essay that summarizes the argument and key points of the essay
Provides a thesis statement that summarizes the argument of the essay.
Thesis statement is missing, or does not provide a clear summary of the argument the author is making.
Content of essay
Author made good choice of significant issues to discuss, and discussed each issue in sufficient depth to create a well- rounded argument. Essay responds to all parts of the prompt. Author provided adequate historical context. Discussion is clearly linked to events and/or outcomes of the world wars.
Author generally made good choices as to significant issues to discuss. Author generally made good choices as to what to include and what to leave out, but may have an imbalance too much detail in some places, too little detail in others. May not provide adequate historical context. May not respond fully to all parts of the prompt. May not link discussion well to the world wars.
Author did not make good choices as to significant issues to discuss. Essay does not provide adequate context. Essay does not respond fully to all parts of the prompt. Points are not linked to the course/outcomes of the world wars.
Mechanics of writing
Few or no spelling, grammatical, or usage errors; skillful use of writing conventions; little or no need for editing. Ideas are well organized, providing a clear flow of information
Some spelling, grammatical, or usage errors; some need for editing. Ideas are generally well organized, providing a generally clear flow of information within paragraphs and from paragraph to paragraph
Many spelling, grammatical, or usage errors that are distracting or make the arguments difficult to follow. Ideas are not well organized, so that it is difficult for the reader to follow the flow of information
Evidence and citations