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Theme: Technology and New Zealand

Task:
Identify and discuss what you consider to have been the three most significant forms of new technology to influence New Zealand life in the 1920s and 1930s. Justify your choice. (2000 words, from a 300 level history paper.)
About this excerpt:
The function of an introduction If you were to read the full essay following this introduction (not provided) you would expect to read about the technologies that influenced the development of the NZ economy in the same order that they appear in the assignment.

The second feature that we appreciate about this introduction is the student's voice. We can see by the words that he uses that he intends to present a judgment on the content. The notes draw to your attention the student's voice (thesis), and invite you to reflect on how voice can be presented in an history assignment.
What to do
  • First, use the buttons on the right to guide you through the lesson. Read the excerpt and look at the notes provided.
  • Complete the short activity.
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