Test rewrite instructions:

Rewriting the essay is optional (there is no rewrite for the short answer).  If you choose to do so your rewrite is due printed out on paper handed in no later than the beginning of class on Oct. 4.  I will give you the average between your grade on the rewrite and your original grade (even if the new grade is lower).  Make sure that you read both the overall comment for your paper and the comments in the text.

It is not sufficient on a rewrite to simply change a few sentences where the person who graded your test made comments, though you certainly need to respond to the comments.  You must substantially revise your essay to do a better job of answering the question, organizing your argument, and using specific examples.  We expect a slightly higher standard of writing and particularly of organization on a rewrite where you are not so limited by time as on the original test.

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Here are the original questions:


1.      What made it difficult for British workers to fight back against bad conditions and low pay during the industrial revolution?  Discuss three specific historical examples covering at least two different reasons, being careful to be specific about the time period for each one.

 

2.      Industrialization required not only new inventions but also people willing to invest their money in building new factories, transportation systems… Where did the capital that made possible the industrial revolution come from and/or what made people willing to invest in the new technology? Discuss three answers (to any mix of the two questions), using specific examples.