A research paper requires structure. This solution provides the bones and the necessary meat to build an essay about the Berlin Wall.
A 700 word essay is about 3 pages. The shortest way to sum up the Berlin Wall is by explaining that the East half of Germany became communist (and allies with Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union), but the West half remained capitalist (and became allies with Western Europe and the U.S.). The actual Berlin Wall would be something like a wall being erected between Florida and Georgia to prevent people from Georgia from escaping into Florida. Florida would be West Germany and Georgia would be East Germany.
You're lucky because your assigned essay topic is very broad. To begin, you should choose three aspects of the event that you can break down into one page papers. We'll develop a final outline at the end of the solution.
I. Page One
II. Page Two
III. Page Three
Let's choose three examples. You could look at 1) How the Berlin wall came to be; 2) How the Berlin wall affected people in Germany and around the world; and 3) What the effect was on Germany and the world when it was torn down.
So, your outline is beginning to look like this:
I. How the Berlin wall came to be
II. How the Berlin wall affected people in Germany and around the world
III. What the effect was on Germany and the world when it was torn down
Now you'll need to fill in three sub-points for each heading, which will take up one paragraph a piece.
Here, you will need an introduction paragraph. The first sentence should be a thesis sentence that explains something about how the Berlin Wall was an important event in world history. For example, "The Berlin Wall was a major world event..." Then two sentences about the magnitude or significance of its ...