How did Soviets view the modern American housewife of the 1950s? How did Americans view
Soviet women? What did each society seem to consider important for women at that time? What role
could household technology play for each side of the debate? (see Documents 5, 6, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33,
34, 36 AND pages 17-24 in the Introduction)
12-pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced.
Break the essay into three parts, with a heading at the top of Part I, Part II, and Part III.
3 FULL pages long minimum.
Write full, properly-formed paragraphs in complete sentences that answer each of the questions
asked in each part and incorporate the documents to prove your answers.
Have a rough draft of your essay checked over in the Writing Center or MyWritingLabPlus
(SmartThinking & PearsonWriter) by 4/18. This rough draft must be attached to the back of your
Final draft is due in class and on turnitin.com on 4/25. Turnitin.com Class ID#: 14526134,
HIST 1228 – K. Freeland – Spring 2017
Do not sit down and try to accomplish this all in one day. It’s not that kind of assignment. This
assignment is designed to get you thinking critically about the documents. That will take several days. Be
sure to read the Introduction to the book, which provides historical context to the topics explored in the
Grading Standard (Approximate):
A An “A” quality paper completes all requirements of the assignment, including a clear,
concise, and persuasive thesis statement sustained by analysis of evidence throughout well-
developed body paragraphs. This quality of paper does not suffer from any grammatical,
structural, nor editorial weaknesses and is easy to read and understand.
B A “B” quality paper completes all requirements of the assignment but does not sustain the
level of clarity, precision and persuasiveness as an “A” category paper. This may be the
result of an unclear and non-specific thesis statement, factual errors, or insufficient use of
evidence. Generally “B” quality papers suffer only minimally from grammatical,
structural, or editorial problems. In most cases, “B” quality essays can easily move into the
“A” category with more careful revisions.
C A “C” quality paper completes all requirements of the assignment but suffers from lack of
clarity, precision and persuasion. “C” quality papers do not possess a clear and persuasive
thesis statement, may contain factual errors, and generally do not use evidence sufficiently
to sustain an argument. This quality essay also usually suffers from poor structure,
organization, and demonstrates a lack of effort on the part of the author.
D A “D” quality paper in most cases is “rushed” and fails to provide a clear and persuasive
thesis statement. The use of evidence and paragraph organization usually is non-existent
and poor grammar and careless mistakes are common-place.
F This quality paper fails to meet the requirements as set forth in the assignment.