Global History and Geography I Name: _______________________
E. Napp Date: _______________________ A thought before writing:
Imagine for a moment that there is a waitress in a restaurant. She approaches a customer and takes his order. The customer asks for a hamburger. After a few minutes, the waitress returns to the customer and hands him a slice of pizza. The customer is furious. “I asked for a hamburger and you brought me pizza.” The waitress smiles, “I don’t like hamburgers.” Now, obviously, the story is ridiculous. No waitress in the history of the world would act like this. Yet in essay writing, this happens quite a bit. The essay writer writes but does not answer the question. So, in order to avoid an embarrassing situation, let’s learn how to write the essay we are asked to write.
Here is a Thematic Essay Question: Theme: Geography
Geographic factors have affected the development of nations and regions. These factors have also promoted or hindered cultural diffusion. Read the theme carefully. What is this essay about? Restate the theme in your own words:
What do you have to do for each factor: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Now, look at the suggestions or think of examples of geographic factors:
Write a quick list of what you know about at least two of these factors: