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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could help me with a basic skeleton for my history extended essay? I'm looking at the significance of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair during the Progressive Era and I'm having trouble figuring out how to structure it.

Any help is appreciated!

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Sure

  • Intro
    • Thesis statement
  • argument 1
  • argument 2
  • argument 3
  • (continue till you are happy with the number of arguments)
  • conclusion

If you want more help, feel free to PM me. 

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Also be careful as to not actually talk about the actual book; don't quote from it (unless in the intro as as attention-getter). If you're talking about it's effect, you're going to have to show through letters, newspapers, etc. that people (i.e. meat-producers, consumers, politicians making laws) altered their practices as a direct result of it.

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12 hours ago, Nomenclature said:

Also be careful as to not actually talk about the actual book; don't quote from it (unless in the intro as as attention-getter). If you're talking about it's effect, you're going to have to show through letters, newspapers, etc. that people (i.e. meat-producers, consumers, politicians making laws) altered their practices as a direct result of it.

what if I want to say something about how the structure of the book influenced its effect (For example, Sinclair's purpose was to write the book as socialist propaganda (and then summarize the evidence of this in the plot), but people  chose to interpret it as a fear of the quality of the meat)?

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On 10/7/2017 at 10:55 PM, procrastinator#42 said:

what if I want to say something about how the structure of the book influenced its effect (For example, Sinclair's purpose was to write the book as socialist propaganda (and then summarize the evidence of this in the plot), but people  chose to interpret it as a fear of the quality of the meat)?

Being completely honest, my immediate reaction to reading this was, "Don't", but after I took a few seconds to think about it, it seems okay. Just don't write a lit. analysis. 

Hard-earned experience makes me nervous with these subject-blending prompts. That being said, this has the potential to be a legitimate topic.

Also being pragmatic, if you were to state this as your prompt and then engage in too much lit. analysis, I think an examiner would be more forgiving and take off less marks (that could still be a lot of marks though).

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