The choice of “British urbanization” and “industrialization” as concepts is appropriate; however, “rise” and “backdrop” are likely too general to be useful.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic. It would be useful, however, to add a third term to capture the concept of “urbanization”.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic.

The choice of “monetary union”, “Canada”, and “United States” as concepts is appropriate; however, “merits” is likely too general to be useful as a concept for this topic.

The choice of “mainstream” is likely too general to be useful as a concept for this topic.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic.

The choice of “themes” is likely too general to be useful as a concept for this topic.

These choices will likely be good concepts for this topic. It may be useful to consider a third term to capture the concept “corporate control”.

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Concept Quiz

Review the three sample topics that might be assigned for an essay and select the set of concepts that you feel best captures the essence of each topic. Click for feedback on your choice.

Sample Topic 1:

 

Trace the rise of British urbanization against the backdrop of industrialization.

rise; British urbanization; backdrop; industrialization

Britain; urbanization; industrialization

Britain; industrialization

Sample Topic 2:

 

Evaluate the purported merits of a monetary union between Canada and the United States.

monetary union; Canada; United States

monetary union; North America

merits; monetary union; Canada; United States

Sample Topic 3:

 

Relate themes from mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement to concerns around concentrated corporate control  of the media.

mainstream; media coverage; Occupy; corporate control

media; Occupy movement; corporate control

themes; media coverage; Occupy; corporate control

media; Occupy movement