Charles Dickens was not only an author but one of the most important social commentators of his time, who used his writing as a tool of expression for his criticisms of Victorian England.Â After reading the selection from Charles Dickensâ€™ â€œHard Timesâ€, choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic.Â Follow the writing process and use APA format to cite sources used.Â Use the following two websites to help you in your writing:
- Dickens was a strong champion for childrenâ€™s rights in a time when children were treated as property.Â Research and discuss some of the abuses of children during Victorian Times.
- Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times.Â What were the social classes of this time?Â What problems were caused because of classism?
- Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England.Â What were some of the abuses of women?
Each essay should be well developed with a clear intro with thesis, body paragraphs that support, and a conclusion.Â Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words and have a corresponding works cited page of all sources used.
|Focus on Topic (Content)||There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas stand out and are supported by detailed information. The essay presents clear and organized information gathered through research process.|
|Sources (Content)||All sources are cited correctly using APA format, Grammarly report and academic integrity statement are submitted.|
|Conclusion (Organization)||The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is “getting at.”|
|Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)||Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.|
|Support for Topic (Content)||Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictabl|