Many instructors find that conferences are more effective when they ask students to come prepared to discuss particular aspects of a paper. The questions in this example help students prepare for a conference and to give a progress report about their research in class.
History 574: "Sharing Exercise": for Presentation of Paper Themes on 10 Nov. 20__, and for Office Hour Discussions of Papers.
1. If I had to summarize the theme of my historical essay in no more than two or three sentences, I would state: