Cuyamaca College The Headstrong Historian Essay


The “Headstrong Historian” is about empowerment and change, but it is also about loss and grief. Is it possible to move forward and become “educated” without losing one’s cultural roots?

  • Please use the third person. Do not use the “I” pronoun.
  • Introduce your essay by establishing what prompt you are responding to. Briefly summarize the reading. State your thesis.
  • Support your thesis in a few paragraphs. For each paragraph, provide a topic sentence that directly supports your thesis. Use textual evidence in every body paragraph. Textual evidence may be direct quotes, but it could also be a paraphrase or summary of events. At the end of the evidence give the author or translator and the page number.
  • Conclude your essay with some final thoughts on the subject.