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The Invention of the Mechanical Clock and Perceptions of Time in the 13th–15th Centuries

School: Commonwealth School

City/State: Boston, MA

Grade(s): 11

Format(s): Report: History

Subject(s): Social Studies

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

Mehitabel Glenhaber, while an 11th-grade student at the Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts] authored this research paper on mechanical clocks while enrolled in a Medieval World History Class. It offers a fascinating historical and philosophical view of time.

The author was the recipient of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize from The Concord Review in 2014.

Since 1987, The Concord Review, a unique quarterly academic journal at the secondary level, has published over 100 issues with over 1,000 exemplary high school history research papers by students from 44 states and 40 other countries. The Ralph Waldo Emerson Prizes have been awarded to over one hundred students who have shown outstanding academic promise in history at the high school level since 1995. The website of The Concord Review can be seen here.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Thought-provoking narrative brings history alive
  • Models strong and clear writing with excellent flow
  • Strong example of research on a unique and specific topic

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