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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass essay writing and class discussion study guide by Doc Hollywood

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This is a guide to prepare students to write decent academic papers on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Students will also be able to participate in class discussions at a high level after reading this short guide. Since college and high school courses use the Douglass book quite often, it is highly recommended that students hoping to earn top grades, or in some cases just survive the class, purchase this guide.


Use the potential essay questions (section I) to think about possible exam essays. You can also use them to prepare for paper assignments. Utilize the example thesis to help you create your own answers to essay questions.


The possible discussion questions (section II) will help you prepare for in-class discussions. Also, use them to formulate questions to ask of your professor, teaching assistant, or teacher.


There is also a section on the history of slavery in the U.S. up to 1845 (section III) when Douglass publishes his narrative. This historical background will help you prepare for an exam on slavery and Douglass. You should also use some of the material in any paper written about the book. Always include some historical material whenever you write about historical topics.

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