Global Connections

The Enlightenment was an era of individualism, freedom of thought, and skepticism, do the events of the 20th century confirm or undermine these predictions about the ability of humankind to apply rational thought and science to solve the problems of the world? Explain.
Keep it academic avoid contractions, colloquial language and first person
Appropriate Thesis Statement

Topic is relevant, clearly stated

Appropriate and Adequate evidence
Vague arguments are avoided, thus allowing author to focus on specific event or issues

Information is accurate and well-supported
Facts are checked and supported by appropriate sources

Organization is clear
One idea – one paragraph. Key ideas are defined and connected thesis statement. Events appear chronologically.

Grammar and Language
Uses language appropriate to a college student. Is grammatically sound, with minimal errors. Evidence of proofreading and care.