Working-Class Manchester

AQCI description:

Please reading Engels, Friedrich. 1845. “Working-Class Manchester.” Pp. 579–585 in The Marx-Engels Reader: Second Edition, edited by Robert C. Tucker. New York: Norton    Have to write the same as the sample! Please totally follow the sample!——Add in-text citation!!!add two more references (from others book)!

The structure of an AQCI should be as follows (i.e.  you should keep the numbered paragraph structure).


  1. CENTRAL QUOTATION. Quote a sentence (or excerpts from linked sentences) from the text that you think is central to the author’s (or authors’) implicit or explicit argument(s). Always cite the page.
  2. ARGUMENT. In a few sentences, state the author’s explicit or implicit argument. Be sure to include both: what the author is arguing for, and what s/he is arguing against. This is the most challenging part of the exercise and brilliant, condensed precis will win you high praise. 
  3. QUESTION. Raise a question which you think is not fully, or satisfactorily, answered by the text. The question should be a question of interpretation or of inquiry, not simply a question of fact. 
  4.  EXPERIENTIAL CONNECTION. Say, in a few lines only, how the argument confirms or contradicts your own experience or common sense. 
  5. TEXTUAL CONNECTION. Connect the argument of this text to an argument or point you find in another reading assignment covered in this course or one you have picked up from earlier study or elsewhere. Present a quote from the other text (citing it properly), and explain how the present text/argument contrasts with, contradicts, confirms, clarifies, or elaborates the other text’s argument or point.
  6. IMPLICATIONS. Lay out what this argument (#2 above) implies for understanding or improving society, relations between individuals, or groups (e.g., inter-ethnic, nations, etc.) or any facet of social or cultural reality (a few sentences only).

AQCIs should not exceed one typed page(800-1000words). They should be typed or word-processed, proofread and printed with the same degree of care as other essays. NB By far the most difficult part of the AQCi is the precis of an article into 10-12 lines. This is a fundamental transferrable skill that you should all acquire.