paper should be a critical thinking paper. Don’t just inform your audience of something. Remember choose a topic and relate it to today. For example, in light of women in the Enlightenment don’t simply focus on traditional gender roles you may argue that women for the first time in history were actually beginning the fight towards equality. Go beyond the topic. If you choose a person, focus on their achievements, such as their literary, religious, scientific achievements, etc. don’t give a biography. If you focus on an artist, focus on one or two works of art.