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. 3. 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.
If you want to talk with someone about your comments, our office hours are:
Prof. Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org, office hours MWF 8-11 and Wed. 12:15-2:15 in Hardin 006
Ruthie Calvino, email@example.com, office hours M 2:30-3:30p and W 1-2p in Hardin 001
Luke Ekstrom, firstname.lastname@example.org, office hours M 12:30-1:30 and Thurs. 12:30-1:30 in Hardin 001
or email for an appointment at another time
Here is the question:
Question: Would having a surplus of workers in England encourage factory owners to adopt new factory technology or discourage them from innovating during the British Industrial Revolution? Answer this question in three steps: (1) why was there a surplus of labor? (2) were wages relatively low or high and how did that relate to the surplus of labor? (3) how did the availability and price of labor encourage or discourage technological innovation? (Note that you must discuss labor supply, not just wages, and you should try to discuss the relationship between labor supply and wages.)