Here is a brief introductory profile of Herodotus to help get you started with History Extension. I recommend that you add to it - look for quotes, research Herodotus a bit more and make sure you go through any and all class notes you receive for this topic. I cannot stress that enough. Welcome to History Extension!
Recently, I've been working with a year 12 student on analysing Cosi and coming up with strategies to help with essay planning. It can be difficult to think up a good line of argument sometimes, and the prospect of writing an essay can be quite daunting to many students. However, if you break the process up into smaller more manageable tasks, you may find the process substantially easier.
For an essay on the exploration of insanity/mental illness, we went through a variety of essay prompts for Cosi and chose three that seemed similar but led us to think about different aspects of the play. The introduction is often the thing that stumps many students. Searching for similar essay questions/prompts can also help you to come up with some ideas for thesis statements and introductory points. At this point, a draft introduction is a lot less difficult, and once the body of the essay has been completed the introduction can be refined further.
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