In general, essay should be 600-900 words long (2-3 pages), contain at least three or four references to the readings, have a clear argument and a discernible beginning, middle and end. Citations are not necessary; just refer to the author and/or text you are drawing upon. Do not quote directly from any article, assigned or otherwise.
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How did the Central Asian steppe impact Asian history in general and Chinese history in particular?