Use formal academic language, paragraphs and spell checking. You do not need to cite specific articles or authors but stronger answers will do so. For example, you might say: “This idea is clearly seen in Palmer’s article on the charivari.” That would suffice for a reference.
Do not use any materials outside of the course readings and the course podcasts. If you use outside information (including information from the internet) in your answers you will have marks deducted or receive no marks for the answer. The significance of these terms must be in the context of this course. Each answer is checked against plagiarism software.
Since this is an exam you cannot share information with anyone else. As in a formal sit down exam, the instructor will not answer questions from students about whether they are on the correct track in their answers etc.
There are essentially two parts to this answer: one, you must clearly identify the person, place, thing, idea etc — noting basic information such as who, when, where — and two, you must explain why the person, event, act etc was significant or important in view of the course material.
In essence you will need to be able to summarize and assess a large amount of information and communicate it clearly and effectively in 250-400 words each. We would expect each answer will be at least 250 words in length; better answers would likely be longer.
When you have completed your answers and are checking them over, ask yourself: have I clearly explained the idea, event, example etc. and have I also clearly explained why it is important.
write on: 1.Lawless Law, using only the following:
Carol Wilton, “‘Lawless Law’: Conservative political violence in Upper Canada, 1818-41.” Law and History Review 13:1 (1995).
Scott See, “The Orange Order and Social Violence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Saint John.” Acadiensis 13:1 (1983)
and on 2. infanticide in Halifax using only the following:
Allison May and Jim Phillips, “Homicide in Nova Scotia, 1749-1815.” Canadian Historical Review 82:4 (2001).
Helen Boritch, “Gender and Criminal Court Outcomes: An historical analysis.” Criminology 30:3 (1992).