• To show analytical ability in formal writing.
• Using the question: “Do you think economics or politics was most important in bringing about the Renaissance in the northern Italian city-

• The essay will include a clear introduction, body and conclusion.
• The thesis statement must clearly answer the question posed, and provide strong analysis.
• There mustbe nouse of first or second person pronouns.
• There must be no use of contractions, slang, or colloquial phrases.
• The paper must follow college level requirements for grammar.
• The paper must be 5distinct paragraphs. It must be 700–1,000words and include parenthetical citations. Word count must be provided at the end of

the essay.
• Parenthetical citations, following current Turabian guidelines, must be provided where appropriate. (See example below for details.)

1. Formatting, college level grammar and mechanics, and overall clarity of language will be considered.
2. A strong and clear analysis must be evident throughout, and the body of the paper must clearly support the thesis.
3. Support must be drawn from the MindTap readings, course lectures, and other documents. Outside research can be conducted but must be properly

cited within the body of the paper as well as at the end in a reference list.A reference list is needed only if outside sources are used.
4. All support must be properly cited using current Turabian guidelinesYou must also follow university guidelines andgive proper credit to ideas

and opinions that are not your own.
5. See Reflection Essay Grading Rubric for details and point distribution.

Source Citation Example:
According to Perry, et. al., “When Socrates was seventy, he was accused of corrupting the youth” (Perry, 81).
Socrates, though a great teacher and influential in the lives of many, never wrote down any of his teachings, leaving it to his pupils to carry on his

teachings (Perry, 81).


Please use the following source as much as possible.

Perry, C.J. (2016). Western Civilization. Boston: Cengage Learning.