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Dbq Thesis Statement Writing

Presentation on theme: "Writing the Thesis Statement and DBQ Essay"— Presentation transcript:

1 Writing the Thesis Statement and DBQ Essay
AP World HistoryWriting the Thesis Statement and DBQ Essay

2 What does a good thesis statement do?
Takes a standAnswers the questionPreviews the argument

3 ThesisWrite a thesis statement that outlines what you plan to address in your essay.The thesis statement is not a restating of the question.It is an introduction that includes a careful constructed paragraph that lays out what you will write about.

4 Thesis StatementIf your thesis statement stated, “some things are similar and some things are different;” that is not a thesis statement.If you begin to write your essay in the introductory paragraph, you have not written a good thesis statement.A thesis statement introduces the three areas you were tasked to address and weaves them into that paragraph.

5 Thesis Statement Example of a good thesis statement:
Two of the most important early civilizations were those of Mesopotamia and Egypt. They developed strong political and social systems that were structured around a strong emphasis on religion. Yet the development of both civilizations was shaped through each one’s environment and resulted in two uniquely separate cultures.

6 Writing the EssayOnce you have written a strong thesis, you have an outline to help guide your essay.Don’t include details in your thesis paragraph. You do that in succeeding paragraphs.Conclusion needs to restate the main ideas of your essay. In other words - tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them with details that support your thesis and sum up by a strong conclusion.

7 Data Based Question (DBQ) Essay
You will be given between 4 and 10 documents to group and analyze.There is a time limit of 40 minutes in which to write the essay and you will be given an additional 10 minutes to group and analyze the documents.Documents may include maps, pictures, and charts.

8 How do you analyze the documents?
You must look for and state three (3) points of view (POV’s).POV’s are identified as to the following:WhoWhatWhenWhereWhy

9 Document POV’sWhat is the main idea or topic being said in the document?Why would this person be saying/creating this document at this time and place?How does the document help me answer the question that is being asked?

10 Scoring the DBQ There are a total of 9 points for the DBQ.
The basic core consists of either 6 or 7 points.The expanded core will make up the rest of the total points.YOU MUST SCORE ALL BASIC POINTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EXPANDED CORE POINTS.

11 Components of the DBQ Essay – Core Points (MANDATORY)
Thesis statement that is not just a restating of the question.Using all but one of the documents in your essay.Grouping and thoughtfully analyzing the documents. DON’T LIST DOCUMENTS!Stating the point of view/perspective on minimum of three (3) of the documentsUsing the documents to support your thesis.Adding an additional document that would help support your thesis.

12 Components of the DBQ Essay – Expanded Core
Extremely strong thesis statement.Adding more than one additional document to your essay.Completely and thoroughly answering the question.Remember, you must score all basic points in order to receive expanded core.

13 How I grade the DBQ Essay for AP
Basic core points are divided into 100.Each basic point will then be worth whatever the result is. Example:6 basic core points divided into 100= points.Essay is then graded using the following format: thesis statement, used all but one document, analyzed and grouped documents, noted point of view/perspective in at least three documents, added an additional document to help support the essay, answered the question.

Presentation on theme: "Writing the DBQ: Thesis Statement"— Presentation transcript:

1 Writing the DBQ: Thesis Statement
AP World HistoryWriting the DBQ:Thesis Statement

2 Document Based Question (DBQ) Essay
You will have 40 minutes to write the essay.10 minute reading periodgroup and analyze the documents.You will be given between 4 to 10 documents.Documents may include maps, pictures, and charts.

3 What does a good thesis statement do?
Answers the questionTakes a standPreviews the argument

4 ThesisWrite a thesis statement that outlines what you plan to address in your essay.The thesis statement is not a restating of the question.It is an introduction lays out what you will write about.

5 Thesis Statement Thesis can be in the introduction or conclusion
If you begin to write your essay in the introductory paragraph, you have NOT written a good thesis statement.If your thesis statement stated, “some things are similar and some things are different;”that is not a thesis statementVAGUE is BAD!

6 Thesis Statement Example of a good thesis statement:
The Green Revolution, which began after World War II, has had many successes and consequences, however, the consequences far out weigh any of the successes and it is continuing to threaten the world’s welfare because instead of the threat of starvation, people now face the overpowering threats of harmful foods, disease, unfailing pests and a lack of sufficient water. The constant advance of technology and pressure caused the Green Revolution to fail miserably.

7 Thesis ActivityDecide which statement is an appropriate thesis statement.PROMPTAnalyze factors that shaped the modern Olympic movement from 1892 to Identify and explain what additional type of document(s) or sources would help you assess these factors.

8 Writing the Thesis Statement and DBQ Essay
WHAPWriting the Thesis Statement and DBQ EssayDay 2

9 7 Steps to the DBQRead the directions

10 1. Read directions Mark rubric
Has relevant thesis and supports that thesis with evidence from the documents.Uses all documents.Analyzes the documents by grouping them in as many ways as possible. Does not simply summarize the documents individually.1211

11 1. Read directionsTakes into account the sources of the documents and analyzes the author’s point of view.Explains the need for at least one additional type of document.11

12 1. Read directionsIn margin, create list of document numbers to check off after you use each one.

13 7 Steps to the DBQ 2. Read and Analyze the prompt
Underline what the prompt is asking you to do.Read the historical background provided

14 7 Steps to the DBQ 3. Write a preliminary thesis Thesis MUST haves:
AP – answer the promptTime/Place3 Categories/Groups

15 7 Steps to the DBQ4. Read and analyze the documents a. SOAPStone b. POV c. Categorize/group d. Additional Document - Why?

16 7 Steps to the DBQ 5. Re-evaluate thesis and plan essay
- Write introduction paragraph1 sentence thesisMust be in dark blue or black ink

17 6. Write the essay 7 Steps to the DBQ Body paragraphs X 3
Topic sentenceIdentify the groupingMay list the documents in this groupEX: Documents 6, 7, and 9 present the idea of how the Green Revolution led to changes in cultural lifestyles.

18 7 Steps to the DBQ 6. Body paragraphs Explain the document
Show your understanding of what the document meansUse the document as evidence of the prompt

19 7 Steps to the DBQ Doc. 1 Understanding Doc. 1 Evidence
In doc. 1, a Han government official talks about flood prevention and requests the establishment of conservation offices in each district to help with flooding.Doc. 1 EvidenceThis technology was important to Chinese society because it was extremely beneficial in preventing crop loss due to devastating floods.

20 7 Steps to the DBQ 6. Body paragraphs POV
Template idea:" It makes sense that _________ (person) believes this because he/she is ______________."

21 7 Steps to the DBQ 6. Body paragraphs Additional Document
Must help answer the promptExplain why you need this documentEX: An additional document that would help is a graph showing how much water farmers have used over the past 100 years. It is important because if what Dr. Shiva has said about water shortages is true, then the graph will show just how much water is being used.

22 7 Steps to the DBQ7. ConclusionRewrite thesis

23 Rule of THREETHREE GroupsTHREE POVsTHREE Additional Documents

24 Point of ViewYou must look for and state three (3) points of view (POV’s).POV’s are identified the following ways:WhoWhatWhenWhereWhy

25 Document POV’sWhat is the main idea or topic being said in the document?Why would this person be saying/creating this document at this time and place?How does the document help me answer the question that is being asked?

26 Scoring the DBQ There are a total of 9 points for the DBQ.
The basic core consists of 7 points.The expanded core will make up the rest of the total points.YOU MUST SCORE ALL BASIC POINTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EXPANDED CORE POINTS.

27 Components of the DBQ Essay – Core Points (MANDATORY)
Thesis statement that is not just a restating of the question.Using all of the documents in your essay.Grouping and thoughtfully analyzing the documents. DON’T LIST DOCUMENTS!Stating the point of view/perspective on minimum of three (3) of the documentsUsing the documents to support your thesis.Adding an additional document that would help support your thesis.

28 Components of the DBQ Essay – Expanded Core
Extremely strong thesis statement.Adding more than one additional document to your essay.Completely and thoroughly answering the question.Remember, you must score all basic points in order to receive expanded core.