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    Rise of the Western Way of War Parallel Block

    Writing Requirements

    There are two (2) writing submissions required in this lesson. The assignments are:

    (A) Sentence Outline

    Your outline should not exceed one typed page, and will NOT exceed two typed pages. You will write a double-spaced, one-page outline of the question you plan to answer in your argumentative essay. Your outline will include an attention step, the thesis, major points of evidence, supporting points of evidence, and a conclusion. Your outline will provide clear detail about what you plan to write in your argumentative essay.

    Paragraph C below lists the topics for this essay. See Appendix D Creating a Sentence Outline for specific instructions on creating a sentence outline. You must attach this to your argumentative essay when you turn in that requirement.

    You MUST submit your lesson outline for feedback prior to starting work on the lesson essay. You must receive a "pass" on this assignment before you can submit your essay. Lesson essay for review until you have received a pass on the outline. Furthermore, you are required to submit a copy of your pass outline with faculty comments when you submit your essay.

    (B) Argumentative Essay

    You will write a double-spaced, three(3)-to-five(5) page argumentative essay answering ONE of the questions listed below in Paragraph C. This essay is due at the end of lesson.

    The argumentative essay will conform to the writing standards found in the lesson block Appendix A Concise DMH Style Guide, Appendix B Tips for Writing History Essays, and Appendix C The Argumentative Essay; ST 22-2 Leader Communication (June 2012).

    As a general rule, your essay will use Times New Roman font size 12 and one-inch margins. Your essay must include a title page, documentation (endnotes or footnotes), and a bibliography. Remember to cite ALL sources.

    You must include the question you are answering on your cover sheet. Keep in mind that while you may discuss the implications of your answer for today's military, this is a history paper. You will be assessed on your ability to use history as a tool for informing professional judgment.

    1. In the lesson, we examined both "limited" and "total" war. What are the most important factors leading to either "limited" or "total" war? Use specific examples from the lesson to support your case.

    2. Based upon material examined in the lesson, what are some common obstacles to ending hostilities after having achieved military objectives? What nonmilitary factors affect the end of hostilities?

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    Dear Student,
    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together a discussion on the topic of war and politics. Having reviewed the brief for this homework of yours, I suggest using this simple outline:

    Part A - Sentence Outline
    1. Introduction to the topic including the Attention Step - 100 words
    2. Hypothesis/position for the argumentative essay - 100 words
    3. Points of evidence in support of #2
    a. point 1 - 150 words
    b. point 2 - 150 words
    4. Supporting Discussion for #3
    a. Available data/research - 100 words
    b. Opinion of Experts - 100 words
    c. Examples from History - 100 words
    5. Conclusion - 100 words

    This outline should yield 900 words which is plenty enough to cover Part B - your argumentative essay. Remember that an argumentative essay is an essay that asks you to pick a position and defend it with evidence. Remember also that your position must be strengthened by research. The solution below shows you how you can achieve Part B - which is really the 'fulfilling' of the writing element to Part A. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. You are best advised however to utilise materials from your class as your professor will likely expect to see information discussed from your discussions and readings. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.


    AE 105878/Xenia Jones

    A: Sentence Outline: The Most Important Factors in 'Limited' and 'Total' War

    1. The Introduction to the paper which will introduce the topic of both limited and total war as well as the 'attention snapper' to open the subject. It will also explain the point of the paper.

    2. Hypothesis and position for the essay will be discussed in this section which are the source of #argument' for the paper - the elements that the paper has to defend as being the 'most important' factors.

    3. Evidence or Points in support of number 2 (hypothesis points) above and will be arranged as follows:
    a. Points and evidence for limited war's most important factors;
    b. Points and evidence for total war's most important factors.

    4. Supporting Discussion for positions presented in number 3 above as follows:
    a. Support from available data/research;
    b. Support from opinion of experts;
    c. Support from examples based on History

    5. Conclusion based on the evidence, which will largely reiterate positions from number 2 (see above).

    6. Word Count and list of Resources following APA citation style.

    B: Argumentative Essay: The Most Important Factors in 'Limited and Total' War


    War is a familiar enough event in human history. The true damage ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of limited and total war factors. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.