Test rewrite instructions:

Rewriting the test is optional.  If you choose to do so your rewrite is due printed out on paper handed in no later than the beginning of class on Sept. 28.  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 was the impact of the industrial revolution on the class system in England? Discuss three changes in the relationship between social classes that resulted from the industrial revolution. Each example should look at the relationship between two classes (from the list: lower/working, middle, and upper) and in most cases your example should focus only on before 1850 or after 1850. Did the industrial revolution reduce inequality?


2.      What were the necessary conditions that made possible the success of the industrial revolution?  Discuss three specific conditions that were necessary not only for the industrial revolution to start, but also for it to continue to grow.  For each of your three, explain both how it was characteristic of Britain and how it contributed to the industrial revolution.  Each of your conditions should be a characteristic specific to Britain in the 18th-19th centuries. Pick examples that are not the primary cause of the industrial revolution, but without that condition the industrial revolution could not have started or continued to grow (and which shaped it in particular directions).