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DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION How to ace the essay!. PRE-ACTIVITY  Read pp. 401-404 in textbook as a class  Think-Pair-Share Read over 2008 DBQ Take notes.

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1 DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION How to ace the essay!

2 PRE-ACTIVITY  Read pp in textbook as a class  Think-Pair-Share Read over 2008 DBQ Take notes on Causes Responses Point-of-view  Discuss documents as a class  Write a thesis statement

3 POINT-OF-VIEW  Relates authorial point of view to author’s place in society  Evaluates the reliability/credibility of the source  Recognizes that different kinds of documents serve different purposes  Analyzes the tone of the documents

4 TONE  Words to remember… Inflammatory, hostile, forceful Apologetic, sympathetic Persuasive Informative Condescending, grave, serious Sarcastic, mocking, agitated,

5 EXAMPLE OF POV  In Document X, so-and-so (author) wrote ________ (type of document) stating _____________(content). The ________ (author) was __________ (tone) because _________(author’s place in society)  In Document 7, Martin Luther wrote a book, Against the Murdering and Thieving Hordes that was hostile towards the peasant’s revolts. Although a theologian, he did not agree with how the peasants were using the Gospel to upset the current social and political order.

6  In short, address: Why they said What they said And how they said it!

7 WAYS TO GROUP DOCUMENTS  Debate/Historical Issue: Pro (For), Con (Against) and ‘middle ground’ (Compromise)  Aspects of a period or event: P.E.R.S.I.A (Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Intellectual, and Artistic  By author’s place in society: social class, occupation, faith, racial, ethnic, or gender

8 THE BASIC CORE!  Point 1: Explicit thesis statement that addresses all parts  Point 2: Discusses a majority of documents (7)  Point 3: Understands majority of documents May not misinterpret more than one A document that is erroneously grouped with other documents is considered a misinterpretation  Point 4: Supports thesis with majority of documents (7) Do not receive this point if no credit was awarded for Point 1 and 2  Point 5: Point-of-View (POV) (3)  Point 6: Groups (3)

9 EXPANDED CORE!  Uses all or almost all of the documents (10-12)  Develops more than four groupings  Analyzes POV in at least four documents  Brings in relevant ‘outside’ information  Recognizes and develops change over time


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