HIS 100 Loyola University of Chicago Emmeline Pankhurst Speech Analysis.
I need a review of a speech titled, “Why We are Militant,” by Emmeline Pankhurst. I have attached the document. The review should be typed, double-spaced, 1 inch margin, and size 12 font. The instructions are below.
Make sure to very briefly introduce the author and the epoch in which the author functioned. Remember that this information must be relevant to the document you are reviewing. Follow by stating the thesis/main agenda of the document and list the arguments the author used to support it. Evaluate each of these arguments in a separate paragraph in the body of your review and write about the evidence/claims the author used to support them. In your conclusion bring back the author’s agenda and make sure to state the document’s historical significance. Also, try to identify its author’s targeted audience. What does the document say about the epoch in which it was written?
A review is not a report. A report summarizes the contents of a source while a review provides its critical analysis. What is the author’s agenda if any? Remember that your role is to evaluate the source as a potential historical one. What do we learn from this source about past and current societies?
Contents of a good review:
- Your review should include a bibliographic citation which includes the author’s name, the work’s title, the place of publication, publisher, and date of publication.
- Divide your review into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion
- In your introduction identify the author’s theme or thesis. Why did the author write this work? What did the author try to say? What time period does the source cover? What are the subtopics in the work?
- In the body of your paper explain how the author supports his/her thesis and what evidence he/she uses. Make sure to divide the body of your paper into paragraphs.
- In your conclusion try to identify the potential audience of the book and assess the author’s success in proving his/her thesis. State the work’s relevance.
Read the entire work.
While reading think what the author is trying to say.
Take notes if necessary.
Style and grammar:
- Try to use present tense when writing about the work or the author and the past tense when discussing the subject of the work.
- Avoid repetitions.
- When mentioning a person for the first time use his/her full name.
- Make sure that your review is understandable to somebody who has not read the source.
- Use active voice unless using passive voice is unavoidable.
- Follow all quotations from the source by the page number in parentheses. Do not quote extensively.
- Never use slang.
- Avoid contradicting yourself.
- Avoid using hyperbole.
- Remember that “there” (location) and “their” (possession) are two different words.