This question set will test whether you have done, understood and assimilated the reading and other course material so far. Each question should be answered in about 500 words, and the whole set should take you about an hour and a half to complete.
To get a good grade here, you must answer the questions comprehensively but succinctly; that is, you must cover the important points but not waste space on irrelevancies or waffle. You must show that you have done and understood the reading and listened to and understood the class material. You must take care with your writing and your presentation; I expect precise and correct English, references to sources in appropriate academic format, careful proofreading and presentation.
To get a grade in the B range you should
Submit your work on time and in the right format
Answer the questions asked
Have a clear introduction and conclusion
Avoid digression and irrelevancy
Include all the most important points
Organize your answers clearly and logically
Support generalizations with specific evidence
Show you have done and understood the relevant required reading
Show that you have paid attention in class
Use precise language
Use correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation
Present your work attractively
To get a grade in the A range, you should also
Show evidence of further reading or other research
Show originality of thought or unusual depth of insight
Surprise or inform me
Write with elegance and flair
You will get a grade in the C/D/F range if you
Don’t do everything required to get a B
Copy or plagiarize
Here are the questions:
1. How did Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren transform London’s cityscape?
2. How did the political upheavals of the 1600s [the Civil War, the Restoration, the Glorious Revolution] affect London life and development?
3 Describe the changes in the lifestyle of prosperous Londoners between 1600 and 1770.