Consider the following about your audience when you write a history writing assignment:
Q: What is your role as an author?
A: See yourself as a peer or expert in this particular subject.
Q: Who is your primary audience?
A: a friendly non-specialist interested in the topic.
Q: What tone should I use?
A: Use accessible, clear language appropriate for both specialized and general audiences.
Q: What is the purpose of the essay?
A: Analysis of historical topic with primary and secondary evidence
Q: What does your audience expect from this writing?
A: a focused argument, a proper introduction, correct citations, and proper formatting