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To successfully complete your assignment you must understand the following definitions:
- To identify: is to put a name to something
- To define: is to explain the features or nature of something
- To argue: is to provide reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
Choose a topic.
- Example: Crusades.
- Use the Databases below to find an article about the Crusades. What specific enduring issue is the article about? War, Interconnectedness?, Environment, etc.
- Read article to compete your assignment.
- Click on the citation tool in the database to retrieve your article's citation. Make sure you select the MLA citation.
Databases - You should save all your articles for this assignment to your google drive
Parenthetical Citation MLA Style
Identify & Define
Possible starters to introduce Enduring Issue:
Throughout history, the issue of __________________ has endured as a challenge. This __(issue/problem)____________________ is best defined as_________________.
The (issue/problem) is best defined as ________________________________________________.
Possible starters to introduce evidence for the Enduring Issue:
According to (name of the document, author, etc.) people were affected by (Enduring Issue) because of _________________________________________________________________________.
The significance of (issue/problem) can best be seen in ______name of document, author, etc._____________ when it discusses _______________________________________.
The way that ____name of document, author, etc.___________ (explains, supports, gives an example of) the enduring issue is by _____________________________________________________________.
According to (name of the document, author, etc.) the way the (Enduring Issue) has changed/or not changed) is _________________________________________________________________________.
An example of this issue is ________________________________________________________________________.
Phrases to help identify an enduring issue
- Need for/to
- Competition over
- Lack of'
- Scarcity of
- Effects of
- Impact of
- Change(s) in/to
- Conflict(s) over
- Rejection/acceptance of
- Threats of/to