Mistakes we made


Don’t leave your quotes hanging/ concl

Issues with MLA




Don’t write general thesis statements. Here are some modified examples of thesis statements I read. Was yours one of them?

During the first half of the 20th century both the USSR and Germany created camps where millions of people died. These camps had many similarities and some differences.

The gulags in Russia and the nazi comentration camps were both equally horrendous, there are many similarities in these two differare t camps.

Here is a tally of how often I read an essay that followed this basic pattern:


  • Lifestyle
  • An issue about who wrote memoirs. The Gulag Archipelago saying that memoirs came only from the 1937-8 period, which led people to be unaware of the other periods when this happened
  • Some had the impression that more people survived the Concentration Camps than the gulags. I doubt this is was the case…