Essay for Unit 18-Colonial Encounter in Asia and Africa Please note that in this unit, students will write a two page research paper, therefore there will not be any discussion posts. This research paper will be due on Wednesday April 25th by 11:59 pm in the Assignment tab. In addition to the instructions you received by email, please demonstrate your ability to write a well-developed, logically organized analytical essay that relies on critical thinking skills. Directions (Please consider the directions below to be your checklist for this project) 1. Question In what ways did the Japanese reaction to the European intrusion differ from that of any specific region in Africa? You must name the specific region or country in Africa. (You cannot rely only on your textbook to answer this question) Your answer must include a thesis statement. Your thesis statement offers what you plan to do with this question, what contributions you will make to the subject. For details on writing a thesis statement, please click on the link below. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-statements/ 2. Sources You are required to use your textbook and any other peer-reviewed source. If using articles, they will have to come from any refereed sources within Galileo, JSTOR, PROQUEST or EBSCO. No other sources will be acceptable. The student must demonstrate what each article (or author) contributes to the subject matter that Strayer does not. That means you must read and summarize in your paper the views of Strayer on the subject and then proceed to add the contributions of the chosen article. 3. Formatting Your essay must be at least 2 full pages (top to bottom) long or about 1000 words (12 pt font, 1 inch margin and 1.5 spacing). Each essay must contain all of the following components or will be considered incomplete. 4. Introduction Introduction which does ALL of the following: states the purpose of the essay; frames the era by providing pertinent dates for the subject; provides a solid historical background moving from general statements about the subject to increasingly more specific ones; introduces the authors or articles you will be using in your paper. 5. Thesis Statement The thesis statement should come after the introduction. See above for instructions on writing a valid thesis statement. 6. Methodology A methodology that states your opinion and why you selected the source(s) you did. 7. Body of Evidence A body of evidence, this is main part of your essay and it is where you defend your thesis by referring to several major aspects of the articles you selected explaining how contribute to your topic and you must cite material to back up your assertions. Please do not use block quotes. You should paraphrase but must include a citation in every paragraph because no information in your paper should be treated as common knowledge. 8. Conclusion A conclusive summary that briefly reiterates your main points, but more important, your own thoughts and opinions about the topic you and articles you had chosen. 9. Bibliography A valid and well written bibliography in MLA format. 10. MLA Your paper should be written in an MLA format.