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FQ: What are some ways I can plan and organize my DBQ essay? Agenda 10 min Do now: 3 DBQ essays- practice pre-write 15 min- Mini Lesson: Planning the Essay.

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1 FQ: What are some ways I can plan and organize my DBQ essay? Agenda 10 min Do now: 3 DBQ essays- practice pre-write 15 min- Mini Lesson: Planning the Essay 35 min- Class Activity: Select an organizer and begin writing essay Homework Begin writing your essay Using a typed version may be easier for revisions Draft due for the next class- we are doing revisions. No essay- NO LESSON

2 Sample Essay #1 Historical Context Throughout history, the need and desire for certain products has led to long-lasting effects on people, societies, and regions. Some of these products include salt, sugar, and cotton. Task Choose two products mentioned in the historical context and for each Explain why people needed or desired this product Discuss how this product influenced a people, a society, and/or a region

3 Sample Essay #1 6 paragraphs P #1- Introduction P #2- Sugar- Explain why people needed or desired this product P #3- Sugar- Discuss how this product influenced a people, a society, and/or a region P #4- Cotton- Explain why people needed or desired this product P #5- Cotton- Discuss how this product influenced a people, a society, and/or a region P #6- Conclusion

4 Sample Essay #2 Historical Context While economic and social changes have occurred throughout history, certain time periods have seen great changes. These time periods include the Middle Ages, the Industrial Revolution in England, and the Age of Globalization. Task Choose two time periods mentioned in the historical context and for each Describe the economic and/or social changes that occurred during that time period Discuss an impact of a change on society or on a specific group of people

5 Sample Essay #2 6 paragraphs P #1- Introduction P #2- Middle Ages- Describe the economic and/or social changes P #3- Middle Ages- Discuss an impact of a change on society or on a specific group of people P #4- Industrial Revolution in England- Describe the economic and/or social changes P #5- Industrial Revolution in England- Discuss an impact of a change on society or on a specific group of people P #6- Conclusion

6 Sample Essay #3 Historical Context Nationalism is a powerful force that can have positive and negative effects on nations and regions. Task Define the term nationalism Discuss how nationalism has had positive and/or negative effects on specific nations and/or regions Evaluate whether nationalism in general has had a more positive or a more negative impact on the people of the world

7 Sample Essay #3 5 paragraphs P #1- Introduction P #2-Define the term nationalism P #3-Discuss how nationalism has had positive and/or negative effects on specific nations and/or regions (Latin America, Italy, Germany) P #4-Evaluate whether nationalism in general has had a more positive or a more negative impact on the people of the world P #5- Conclusion

8 How to Answer a DBQ Essay Components Needed Thoroughly develops all aspects of the task evenly and in depth Is more analytical than descriptive (analyzes, evaluates, and/or creates* information) Incorporates relevant information from at least 4 documents Incorporates substantial relevant outside information Richly supports the theme with many relevant facts, examples, and details Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme

9 Step 1- What is the question asking me to answer? THE PARAGRAPH RULE A X B = C A= How many selections do you need? (Which 2 examples are you selecting?) X MULTIPLIED BY B= The number of bullets points that are listed? (What is the TASK asking you to answer?) = EQUALS C= The number of BODY paragraphs the essay needs (Total Paragraphs = BODY paragraphs + Intro and Conclusion)

10 Step 2- What do I need to answer this question? (DBQ Format) Paragraph # Document # (Which document are you using? What information does it contain) (Analysis/Ou tside Information)

11 ESSAY FORMAT Intro Paragraph Generalization statement to open Generalize the information stated in the Historical Context Box. Definition of the topic Give a brief statement or one sentence to define the topic of the essay (Technology). Examples Explain to the reader, which 2 examples you plan to use in this essay Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence Restate the “bullet point” from the task. Which task will this paragraph answer? What is the claim you are trying to make? Example- Evidence you will use What facts and examples will you use to answer this task? What examples/evidence will you provide to develop a claim? Analysis and connection Explain your examples/evidence by going into details (support your claim). How does the evidence support the claim? Connect the claim to the evidence. Conclusion Paragraph Restate the main pointsRestate important information from your essay. Positive and Negative Relate it to todayHow can you relate the topic to today?

12 Where do you stand and what do you need to work on? Look at your essay folder 1. What have you scored on your essays? 2. What are areas you need to work on? 3. What do you think you can do to fix these errors?

13 Where do you stand and what do you need to work on? Basic Level 1-2 Essay Some task are missing. Include very simple facts and examples and some documents (1-2). No outside information. What you need to work on Try using the pre-write to organize your essay. Use the topic sentences to set up each new paragraph. Incorporate the lifelines to support your documents (add outside information).

14 Where do you stand and what do you need to work on? Intermediate Level 3-4 Essay Address all the task. Provides both descriptive and analytical examples (includes all documents). Some outside information. What you need to work on: Need more ANALYSIS (used the life line to help you organize your response. (Think about why is this important). Add analysis starters and answer those questions. Need more outside information with facts and examples to back your documents. Proofread- use the error and fixes chart to revise your essay and look for errors.

15 Where do you stand and what do you need to work on? Advanced- Level 5 Essays Includes all parts of levels 1-4 Using the Lifelines focusing on strong analysis and incorporating many fact and examples from outside of the documents. What you need to work on: 1. Make sure you are consistent and can make this happen again on the regents.

16 Structures and Organizers Direction: On your desk are the following organizers to help you with your essay. Select as many as you need to help you write the essay. Reminder: refer to the list above for what is suggested for your level of writing. Pre-Write Topic Sentence Error and Fixes Lifelines- use the ones from the last class Analysis Words

17 Pre- Write Organizer/ Lifelines Purpose: This helps you set up the essay so that you do not miss any tasks and include all necessary documents and outside information. How do I use it: Fill out the organizer using information from the class and documents. Then just write your essay, all the information is in the organizer. Note: Use either the pre-write organizers or lifeline. Which ever you like better. You only need to use 1.

18 Topic Sentences Purpose: This helps you to set up the first sentence for each new paragraph. The point of the topic sentence is to inform your reader of what they will be reading about. How do I use it: Fill out the organizer with the topic for each paragraph. This organizer will help you to see where to place topic sentences. Use the topic sentence to start each new paragraph.

19 Errors and Fixes to your Thematic Essay Purpose: This helps you to target your proofreading for specific error. It also gives you suggestions to fix those errors. How do I use it: After completing your essay use the error and fixes organizer to help you look for any mistakes in your essay.

20 Analysis Words Purpose: This helps you to examine and improve the analysis component of your essay. The more analysis you provide in the essay the higher you will score. How do I use it: You can use this while writing the essay or after completing the essay. 1) Make sure you have incorporated the analysis format into your essay (what does analysis look like?). 2) Add in one or two analysis signal words into your essay and use that as a prompt to add more analysis information. 3) Review the steps for analysis- did you follow it and does your essay answer those questions?


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