Article Review Essay for history

  1. Write a one-page, single-spaced review of the article.
  2. The review should have four elements:
    • What is the author’s primary argument/thesis?
    • What evidence of support does the author give to defend and/or prove the argument/thesis?
    • In your view, what are the strengths of the article?
    • In your view, what are the weaknesses of the article?
  3. The review should meet the following format guidelines:
    • It should be typed (single-space)
    • Students should save the final document as a .rtf document (rich text format).
    • The margins should be set at one inch (top, bottom, left, right).
    • The font style should be Times New Roman.
    • The font size should be 12 point.
    • no spaces between between paragraphs
  4. Grades for this assignment will be based on the following:
    • The extent to which you successfully identify the author’s primary argument (20 points possible).
    • The extent to which you identify and summarize the author’s supporting evidence (40 points possible).
    • The quality of your evaluation of the strengths of the article (40 points possible).
    • The quality of your evaluation of the weaknesses of the article (40 points possible).
    • Failure to follow the format guidelines will result in substantial loss of points.
    • Poor spelling and grammar/punctuation will also result in a loss of points.
  5. DUE DATE: 6/28/2013 – no late papers are accepted and no IP will be awarded for this assignment.


Hixson, Walter, “‘Red Storm Rising’:  Tom Clancy Novels and the Cult of National Security,” Diplomatic History 17 (Fall 1993):  599-61

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