How To Do a D B Q Many of these helpful tips are courtesy of:  Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S.  Chappaqua, NY
A “Dazzling” D.B.Q. Is Like a Tasty Hamburger
The  “Top Bun”  of your essay! 4-6 sentences The Introductory Paragraph
<ul><li>Establish  TIME & PLACE . </li></ul><ul><li>Create a clear,  THESIS STATEMENT . [underline or highlight it!] </li>...
The  “tasty” part  of your essay! 8-12 sentences+ per paragraph The “ ” Meat ” ” Paragraphs
<ul><li>Identify your sub-topic or category in your first sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the documents that are relev...
*  Author  - Who created the source? What is their point of view? *  Place and Time  -Where and when was the source produc...
<ul><li>Thomas Paine,  in his pamphlet,  Common Sense ,  referenced… </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Smith,  a mid-Western delegate ...
The  “Bottom Bun”  of your essay! It holds it all together! 3-4 sentences The Concluding  Paragraph
<ul><li>Restate your thesis statement  a bit differently . </li></ul><ul><li>Put your essay answer in a larger historical ...
Put It All Together, And . . . .
Ummmmm,  Burger! I Mean,  A Perfect Essay !
Now, Go  Home & Write Your  Essay  And Dazzle Me With Your Brilliance !
YOU CAN DO IT!!
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  1. 1. How To Do a D B Q Many of these helpful tips are courtesy of: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. A “Dazzling” D.B.Q. Is Like a Tasty Hamburger
  3. 3. The “Top Bun” of your essay! 4-6 sentences The Introductory Paragraph
  4. 4. <ul><li>Establish TIME & PLACE . </li></ul><ul><li>Create a clear, THESIS STATEMENT . [underline or highlight it!] </li></ul><ul><li>Allude to the SUB-TOPICS or categories you will discuss to support your thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the question at hand—do NOT begin with a “flowery” sentence! </li></ul>The Introductory Paragraph <ul><li>No “laundry list!” </li></ul>
  5. 5. The “tasty” part of your essay! 8-12 sentences+ per paragraph The “ ” Meat ” ” Paragraphs
  6. 6. <ul><li>Identify your sub-topic or category in your first sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the documents that are relevant to support the ideas in the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Use most of the documents given. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring in supportive outside information. This is critical !! * o.i.’s = “ o utside i nformation” </li></ul><ul><li>Why were these documents selected? </li></ul>The “ ” Meat ” ” Paragraphs
  7. 7. * Author - Who created the source? What is their point of view? * Place and Time -Where and when was the source produced? * Prior Knowledge - What do you already know that would further your understanding of this sources? * Audience - For whom was the source created? Does this affect the reliability of the source? * Reason - Why was this source produced at the time is was produced? * The Main Idea - What is the source trying to convey? * Significance - Why is this source important? APPARTS
  8. 8. <ul><li>Thomas Paine, in his pamphlet, Common Sense , referenced… </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Smith, a mid-Western delegate to the Republican convention in 1912 , agreed with….. </li></ul><ul><li>The 19 c historian, Frederick Jackson Turner , felt that …………………. </li></ul>NEVER begin with: In Document 3, NEVER quote the documents! How to Reference a Document in Your Essay
  9. 9. The “Bottom Bun” of your essay! It holds it all together! 3-4 sentences The Concluding Paragraph
  10. 10. <ul><li>Restate your thesis statement a bit differently . </li></ul><ul><li>Put your essay answer in a larger historical perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>End of some trend/movement/idea, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning of some trend/movement/idea </li></ul><ul><li>End of one & beginning of another. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT end on the note that this is the reason we are where we are today! </li></ul>The Concluding” Paragraph
  11. 11. Put It All Together, And . . . .
  12. 12. Ummmmm, Burger! I Mean, A Perfect Essay !
  13. 13. Now, Go Home & Write Your Essay And Dazzle Me With Your Brilliance !
  14. 14. YOU CAN DO IT!!

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