Describe what it is you'll be writing about. Provide a bit of history. Lay the groundwork
Here you would be more complete in your discussion of the history. Also include an overview of opinions of the time about how the particular event or issue should have been handled.
Student provides an analysis of the event/issue, including what he/she would have done differently (or wouldn't have), and WHY. What paradigm has been/should be used?
How well you are able to get your point across.
How does the paper LOOK?
Citations are used effectively, and proper notation is used.
Sources can be scholarly journals, primary sources, appropriate internet sources.