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How to do a continuity and change over time essay and A Comparative Essay . CCOT. This essay deals specifically with analysis of continuities and changes over time covering at least one of the periods in the course outline.

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CCOT
  • This essay deals specifically with analysis of continuities and changes over time covering at least one of the periods in the course outline.
  • It addresses, for example, technology, trade, culture, migrations, or environment.
  • The CCOT questions require analysis of process and explanation of causation with specific examples
example ccot essay
Example CCOT Essay

The time allotted for this essay is 40 minutes, 5 of which should be spent planning and/or outlining your answer.

Directions: You are to answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing or outlining you essay. Write an essay that:

  • Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence
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Address all parts of the question.

  • Uses world historical context to show continuities and changes over time.
  • Analyzes the process of continuity and change over time.
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Pick one of the following regions and analyze the continuities and changes in the region’s connections to the world trading systems from 1450-2000. Be sure to explain how alterations in the framework of international trade interacted with regional factors to produce continuities and changes throughout the period.

    • China
    • Latin America
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Middle East
another ex
Another Ex.
  • Analyze major changes and continuities in the formation of national identities in ONE of the regions listed below from 1914-present. Be sure to include evidence from specific countries in the region selected.
    • Middle East
    • Southeast Asia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
from the princeton review
From the Princeton Review
  • Tend to deal with global issues
    • Trade, technology, culture, migrations, biological developments
    • You need to talk about how things were prior to the change and them make it clear why things changed
    • You must cover historical development
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Process the question

  • Answer all parts of the question
  • Build framework
    • Baseline, impact, change, and continuity
comparative essay
Comparative Essay
  • This essay focuses on developments in at least two societies or regions.
  • It relates to major themes in the course, such as social and gender structures, interactions between or among societies, political organization, or economic systems.
  • Comparative questions always require analysis ofreasons for the similarities and differences identified.
  • Students may have the opportunity to choose different cases for comparisons
from the princeton review1
From the Princeton Review
  • Compare how 2 societies responded to a major event
  • Usually the easiest, but students score the lowest (fatigue)
  • Include BOTH similarities and differences
  • Address all parts of the question
comparative essay ex
Comparative Essay Ex.
  • The time allotted for this essay is 40 minutes, 5 minutes of which should be spent planning and/or outlining the answer.
  • Directions: you are to answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing or outlining your essay. Write an essay that:
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Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence

  • Addresses all parts of the question.
  • Makes direct, relevant comparisons.
  • Analyzes relevant reasons for similarities and differences.
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Unfree labor systems were widely used for agricultural production in the period 1450-1750. Analyze the major similarities and differences between TWO of the following systems:

  • Caribbean Slavery
  • North American Slavery
  • West African Slavery
  • Russian Serfdom
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Another Ex.
  • Within the period from 1450 to 1800, compare the processes (e.g., political, social, and economic) of empire building in the Spanish Empire with the empire-building processes in ONE of the following.
    • The Ottoman Empire

OR

    • The Russian Empire
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They tend to deal with global issues

    • Technology
    • Trade
    • Culture
    • Migrations
    • Biological development
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You need to talk about how things were prior to the change and then make it clear why things changed

  • Must cover historical development
  • Answer all parts of the questions
what do they want from you
What do they want from you?
  • Your soul (kidding)
  • Make connections
  • In any given period of time/history, can you explain what’s going on?
  • What was the affect on the rest of the world?
  • What changed about this society during this time period?
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How did people interact with their environment?

  • What new ideas, thoughts, and styles came into existence?
  • How did different societies get along (or not) within a time period?
  • How did economic systems develop and what did they depend on in terms of agriculture, trade, labor, industrialization, and demands of consumers?
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Who had power and who did not within a given culture and why?

  • Use transitional words
  • Write neatly
  • Try for correct spelling
  • Use simple and compound sentences
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Watch your time

  • Ask to have it posted
  • Think before you write
  • You won’t need to know much about American History
    • Understand how Enlightenment had impact
    • What inspired revolutions?
    • Influence?
    • Type of gov’t created?
multiple choice questions
Multiple Choice Questions
  • 70 questions
  • 55 minutes
  • Questions jump around
  • 4 answer choices
  • Read question and put it in your own words
  • Answer in your own words
  • Process of elimination
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Use best guess

  • You are assessed only on the total number of correct questions
  • Sometimes, it will be a picture, graph, political cartoon, painting, or map
  • It could also be a quotation for interpretation
    • Who said it?
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Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations 8000 BCE-600 BCE= 5%

  • Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies 6000 BCE-600 CE= 15%
  • Period 3: Regional and Transregional Interactions= 600 CE-1450= 20%
  • Period 4: Global Interactions 1450-1750= 20%
  • Period 5: Industrialization and Global Interaction 1750-1900= 20%