“What Have the Greeks and Romans Ever Done For Us?”

you will discuss why you think the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans are so important to our cultural history ““ why are they the Classical cultures, and how have they influenced our modern world? You will be required to use the textbook as your source for research in this essay, and you must present proper MLA in-text citations as well as a full MLA citation for the textbook in the works cited page. Creating your citations in this essay will be extremely helpful in preparing you for the upcoming Research Project in this course, which is worth a total of 180 points, or 18% of your final score. Basic Requirements: Your essay should be at least 800 words in length. Your essay should be well-organized and clearly communicate your main topic and points. You must include in-text citations for any researched information that is used, and you must include a works cited page at the end of your document. This essay is worth 60 points. Writing the Essay 1.) Write your introduction paragraph. This should introduce your reader to the main topic, which is how the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans have influenced our modern world. Briefly state a few examples within your introduction, but don’t go into detail yet ““ you’ll dig deep into the details within the main body paragraphs of your essay. 2.) Write your main body paragraphs ““ around 3-5 paragraphs. This is where you’re going to really explore the specifics and details of how you can see the influence of the Classical cultures in today’s modern society. You should be thinking about things like visual similarities, such as Classical artwork and architectural traditions that are still influential today. But you should also think about culture and society in general, considering things like politics, societal structure, the treatment of certain populations (women, foreigners, soldiers, leaders, etc.), and even religion. Really dig deep into these topics and use both research from the textbook, as well as your own personal thoughts and observations, to discuss the importance of the Classical cultures and how you personally still see their influence today. Be as specific as possible! 3.) Write your conclusion paragraph. This is where you will wrap up your main topic, discuss anything you learned, and really drive home the point you’re trying to make in regards to why the Greeks and the Romans are so important to our cultural history. Using Research & Citing Your Sources 1.) You must use the textbook as a required source for this essay! 2.) The information you use from research must be written in your own words ““ no exact quotes or word-for-word copying is allowed. 3.) Whenever you use information that you learned from the textbook within your writing, you must properly cite the location of that information within your writing with an in-text citation. In-text citations are placed at the end of the sentence which uses that information, but before the period (Sayre 104). ? Like this! The citation should include the last name of the author (Sayre), and must also include the page number upon which that specific information was found. 4.) You will also be including a full MLA citation for the textbook in the works cited page at the end of your essay document. MLA citations for textbooks should be formatted as follows: [Last Name of Author], [First Name of Author]. [Title of Textbook]. [Edition]. [City of Publication]: [Name of Publisher], [Year of Publication]. Print. All of this information can be easily found in the publication information at the beginning of the textbook. You will obviously be removing the brackets [ ] in your citation, but the rest of the formatting, including the punctuation, should be followed exactly. Please also note the hanging indention. The “Print” at the end of the citation simply notes what kind of a source this is ““ it’s a printed source. You can also review the MLA Style Guide available on BlackBoard to help you with citing both in-text and in the works cited page. Turning in Your Essay When you have completed your essay and works cited, save the final draft and upload the document to the submission field on BlackBoard. EBook Login:https://www.pearsoncustom.com/_global/login/login.php?local=/lms/1323320245/1323320245&next=https://view.ebookplus.pearsoncmg.com/ebook/linktoebook1.do,platform::1027;bookid::83794;pageid::39&status=1

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