[Essay Help]: “1492: The Prequel” by Nicolas D. Kristof
“1492: The Prequel” by Nicolas D. Kristof.
Discussion Board 1 Initial Topic
Your response is to be based only after reviewing assigned readings listed in the lesson. REFER TO SPECIFIC SOURCES WHEN MAKING CLAIMS! THIS IS KEY!
Initial Topic Post
YOUR TASK: Carefully analyze “1492: The Prequel” by Nicolas D. Kristof in the Reilly textbook pp. 514-527. Produce an analytic summary about 2 paragraphs in length by reflecting on the following critical thinking questions:
- What is Kristof’s purpose for writing this article?
- What are Kristof’s key question(s)?
- What is Kristof’s main conclusions, or main arguments?
- What is Kristof’s most important evidence used to support his conclusions? Include about 3-5 pieces of evidence. Avoid using quotes; paraphrase instead. However, include page #’s.
- What might be some of Kristof’s main assumptions?
- What is Kristof’s frame of reference, or perspective, or bias (this does not always mean a negative thing)?
Here is how you would cite the essay by Kristof in the Reilly textbook for your discussion post:
1 Nicholas D. Kristof, “1492: The Prequel,” in Worlds of History: A Comparative Reader Volume II since 1400, ed. Kevin Reilly (New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2017), xx.
Please note that the ‘xx’ is intended for a page #, or page #’s. In other words, every time you make a claim based on information from the text, or reference the text, we must always include the page # (‘s). Citations and page #’s are not just for quotes. They are for showing our readers ‘how we know what we know’.
“1492: The Prequel” by Nicolas D. Kristof
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