2Introduction-Thesis Statement (your opinion) -Establish time and place -Background Information -Supporting Arguments or introduce the topics of discussion -Identify the opposing viewpoint (the one you are not supporting)
3Thesis StatementA well developed statement that provides your opinion or response to the question (FRQ).
4Practice FRQ-1Explain the theory of Mercantilism and the role it played in prompting Americans to rebel in 1776.(Take a moment and create a well developed thesis statement that responds to this task)
5Background Information Establish:Time and PlaceA historical frame of reference(Use facts)
6Supporting ArgumentList the major reasons, to be later developed in the body paragraphs, that defend or support your thesis.Be neat and organized! List the “reasons” in categories that will correspond to the body paragraphs.