Charles Dickens was not only an author but one of the most important social commentators of his time, who used his writing as a tool of expression for his criticisms of Victorian England. After reading the selection from Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times”, choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic. Follow the writing process and use APA format to cite sources used. Use the following two websites to help you in your writing:
- Dickens was a strong champion for children’s rights in a time when children were treated as property. Research and discuss some of the abuses of children during Victorian Times.
- Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times. What were the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism?
- Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England. What were some of the abuses of women?
Each essay should be well developed with a clear intro with thesis, body paragraphs that support, and a conclusion. Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words and have a corresponding works cited page of all sources used.
|Focus on Topic (Content)||There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas stand out and are supported by detailed information. The essay presents clear and organized information gathered through research process.|
|Sources (Content)||All sources are cited correctly using APA format, Grammarly report and academic integrity statement are submitted.|
|Conclusion (Organization)||The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is “getting at.”|
|Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)||Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.|
|Support for Topic (Content)||Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable.|