Essay Assignment Instructions

Module 3.  Ruth Rosen, The World Split Open:  How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America (NY: 

Penguin Books, 2006). ISBN:  978-0-14-009719-1

Prepare a 5( full page)-6 page, typed, double-spaced essay on one of the following questions based on Ruth Rosen, The World Split Open, (if you read that book), as well as lectures, and the documents (from discussions) from section/module 3.

The essays must be in 12 point Times New Roman font, typed, double-spaced.  Do not skip extra lines between paragraphs, 1″ margins, no right justification, and indent one tab each paragraph.  Standard essay format, introduction, with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Written in the 3rd person (he, she, it).  Do not use 1st or 2nd person. 

Please use specific examples from the book and lectures (more than one) and the documents (more than one). Examples from the book should be drawn from throughout the book and not just one chapter.   Significant points will be deducted from any essay that does not use examples from all three.  Remember to cite page reference (book), and paragraph references for lectures and documents.  See below for proper citation.  Limit the use of quoted material to 1 per paragraph.  Do not use long quotes (more than 2 lines). No outside research.  This is a formal essay, so do not use slang or contractions.  Remember to introduce the sources used, and for first reference, use the author’s full name. 

The essay should be saved as word documents (doc and docx).  Canvas will not allow you to upload in an alternative format.  Check your essay for grammar, word usage, spelling, proper name spelling, as well as for proper citation.  This is an essay, so it must be in proper essay format, with an introduction, thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  100 pts. each.Late Essay Assignments are not accepted.

Questions to be addressed in your Essay 3 Assignment:

Ruth Rosen: 

1.  In what ways did the modern women’s movement change America?  What was and was not accomplished?  What explains the lack of accomplishment?

2.  What barriers did women face in the 1950s and 1960s?  How did the women’s movement face and challenge those barriers?  In what ways was the movement successful and what limitations were seen?

How to provide proper citation:  When you are writing an essay and using specific examples from the sources

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