How to write an Essay Example: Give 3 major reasons why Egyptian civilization remained nearly unchanged for nearly 3000 years. Provide specific examples from the text, lectures and your own research. By Prof. G. Javier Burgos
Preparing and Planning Research is the key task! 1) Read widely 2) Work out a broad structure 3) Put your work in a logical sequence 4) An emerging answer All of this should seamlessly blend into writing the essay.
“ Egyptian gods in the underworld, hearing the prayers of their Egyptian subjects through the priests of their Gods awaken, open the vast caverns of the underworld and push up the precious silt which separates Egypt’s people from the parched desert which surrounds them. In the minds of the Egyptians, this happened almost every year on schedule. This regular pattern served to assure that divine order would continue and change held at bay.”
Thesis Statement A one- or two-sentence condensation of the arguments or analysis to follow. For example: “Ancient Egyptian society remained relatively unchanged for almost 3000 years due, in part, to geographical, religious and social factors.”
“ As illustrated above, geographical, religious and social factors influencing Egyptian society played a large role in creating a remarkably stable, but at times stagnant and vulnerable civilization in the Nile River Valley. This situation was very different from early civilizations in Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Given more time the writer would explore the role of artistic apprenticeship and its connection to Egyptian tomb “paint-by-number” stylistic artwork.”
Remember that confidence comes from the hard work that you put into your notes and research- if you don’t do this you will not build a logical argument, nor show any understanding of the subject matter.
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