HIS 102 and 112
Remarque Paper Assignment
A view of a portion of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial where 2,289 American soldiers who died a the the Battles of Belleau Wood and Château-Thierry in 1918. The Memorial
contains an additional 1,060 names of those soldiers who bodies were never recovered. Photo credit nuzhound.
Read Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (in its entirety)
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (not from the textbook), how did World War I affect Paul and his friends?
Your paper must follow the following format:
Before proceeding, you might wish to read
the short notes on Remarque and
review the study questions on All Quiet on the Western Front. Also, The Heritage of the Great War, a website created by a Dutch journalist, provides a lots of photos about the war, see especially the section titled "They Die Young: Kid Soldiers of the Great War" to help you visualize Paul Baumer and his friend enlisting in the military.
- typed using a word processor
(font size 10 or 12 only)
- one-inch margins
- page number citations for your
- not to exceed one (1) page
- name, date and HIS 112 at
the top left
- must have a brief introduction
and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
may consider submitting drafts of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my introduction clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
You can send in multiple drafts (within reason) of an assignment before you submit for a grade.
- At times, you may be asked
to rewrite your essay before it is graded. This is done for your own benefit
and will result in an improved grade.
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instructor following the directions
for submitting assignments.
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The Remarque Paper is worth a maximum of 100 points.
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