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The DBQ. ROSWELL CITY LIMITS ELEVATION 0. The D.B.Q. Defined. A Document-Based Question means they want a document-based answer . The essay will refer to a number of documents You will not have an immediate answer. What do you do?. Read the instructions. Analyze the documents.

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ROSWELLCITY LIMITSELEVATION 0

• A Document-Based Question means they want a document-based answer.

• The essay will refer to a number of documents

• You will not have an immediate answer.

• Analyze the documents.

• Write a well-organized essay.

• Integrate the documents into your essay as support.

• Time is short and worry wastes time.

• Get moving to maximize each moment.

### Rule #1: Don’t Panic.READ! (Continued)

Make notes in the test booklet as you read

Categorize documents

• You won’t know that much about the subject.

• You are being judged on your ability to analyze documents.

• You don’t need to use all of the documents.

• Read and Analyze the Documents for Reference and Use

Analyze using the “APPARTS” Method

• A: Author

• P: Place and Time

• P: Prior Knowledge

• A: Audience

• R: Reason

• T: The Main Idea

• S: Significance

AP-PARTS?

### Author

Who created the source?

What do you know about the author?

What is the author’s point of view?

### Place and Time

Where was the source produced?

When was the source produced?

How might this affect the meaning of the source?

### Prior Knowledge

What do you know that would help you further understand the primary source?

Do you recognize any symbols?

### Audience

For whom was the source created?

How might this affect the reliability of the source?

How might this influence the view expressed?

### Reason

What was the motivation for its production?

### The Main Idea

What point is the source trying to convey?

Is the point objective or is the purpose totally to influence or persuade?

### Significance

Why is this source important?

What inferences can you draw from this document?

Ask yourself, “So what?” in relation to the big issue.

• Stick to your thesis (topic).

• Stay organized.

• Use every document appropriate to support your argument(s).

• Make notes as new ideas come to you.

• Whenever you use a document for support

• Whenever the document was part of your reasoning

• Whenever you use a document to form a conclusion

• Whenever the document relates to your argument

• “. . .”(Document 3)“. . .”

• (Doc. 4)

• “As stated in Document 2, . . .” NO

• “As indicated by the data in Document 1, “NO

• “As Lord Lonsdale stated (Doc. 9), . . . “

• The information needed is in the documents.

• Try to bring in other information if you can.

• Stay on topic.

• Watch the time.

• Quote extensively.

• Do a “laundry list” approach.

• Stray off the topic.

• Forget to answer the whole question.

• Waste time.

• Don’t panic. Do it!

• The answer is in the documents!

• Organize and be clear.

• Wake up that reader and make them pay attention to your brilliance!

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