AP students,
Here’s a model post from the second round of blog entries on the semester project. In it, Haley does an excellent job of bringing her ideas together using clear language that allows someone not doing the project to gain a clear understanding of how the major works relate to a common theme. Additionally, the analysis is clear and to the point. Read through it to gain ideas on how to use language to clearly and convincingly direct your audience through your thought process.

The Inner Workings of a Successful Society

Citations:

Books

Diamond, Jared M. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W.W.Norton, 1998. Print.

Figes, Orlando. Revolutionary Russia, 1891 – 1991: A History. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Article

“Real History versus Guns Germs and Steel – Anthropology 2.5.” Living Anthropologically. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.

While continuing reading and researching the origins of civilization and the rates of development in different parts of the world, I realized that–in order to fully understand the different factors of what makes one society progress differently than another–I would have to first define the terms “civilization” and “developed”. Dictionary.com defines a “civilization” as an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been reached.” In theory,“culture”, “science”, “industry”, and “government” seem like good factors to consider when deciding where a country ranks on the development scale…

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