DescriptionThis question set will test whether you have done, understood and assimilated the reading and the other course material so far. No question should require an answer of more than a couple of paragraphs, and the assessment should take you no more than two hours to complete
To get a good grade here, you must answer the questions comprehensively but succinctly; that is, you must cover the important points but not waste space on irrelevancies, repetitions, or waffle. You must show that you have done and understood the reading, and listened to and understood the class material. You must take care with your writing and your presentation; I expect precise and correct English, references to sources in appropriate academic format, careful proofreading and presentation.
To get a grade in the B range you should
Submit your work on time and in the right format
Answer the questions asked
Have a clear introduction and conclusion
Avoid digression, irrelevancy, and waffle
Include all the most important points
Organize your answers clearly and logically
Support generalizations with specific evidence
Show you have done and understood the relevant required reading
Show that you have paid attention in class
Use precise language
Use correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation
Present your work attractively
To get a grade in the A range, you should also
Show evidence of further reading or other research
Show originality of thought or unusual depth of insight
Surprise or inform me
Write with elegance and flair
You will get a grade in the C/D/F range if you
Don?t do everything required to get a B
Copy or plagiarize
Here are the questions:
1.Describe a walk from Newgate to the Royal Exchange in 1730. What important buildings or other landmarks do you pass? What do they — and more ordinary buildings — look like? What do the people you see look and sound like? What else do you see, hear, smell, touch? Now describe the same walk, answering the same questions, in 1880. What has changed? What, if anything, has stayed the same? What is the significance of the changes and continuities?
2.How did new technologies shape London?s cultural and commercial life in the 1700s and 1800s?
3.How did changes in transportation affect London?s geography in the 1700s and 1800s?
4.Describe the mentality of Londoners at the end of the 1800s.