How To Do an AHAP. B. Q. D. The APUSH REDESIGN. A “Dazzling” D.B.Q. Is Like a Tasty Hamburger. The Introductory Paragraph. The “Top Bun” of your essay! 4-6 sentences. Thesis Statement. Pretend you are an attorney delivering opening arguments… DO NOT—simply restate the question
The APUSH REDESIGN
The “Top Bun” of your essay!
No “laundry list!”
During the time of salutary neglect, the thirteen colonies flourished economically and politically since Great Britain was involved in a series of wars. However, when Great Britain returned attention to the colonies, it was found that not only were the colonies governing themselves, but they refused to be governed by Great Britain. The time period in which Great Britain was involved in a series of wars, therefore propelled the colonies to become more independent, so by the eve of the Revolution, colonists had a strong sense of identity and unity. Their sense of identity was formed by their different origins and their increased separation from Great Britain. Furthermore, due to self-governance, their government representation became united to the benefit of the colonies. Geographically, the colonies were bound to be separated from Great Britain since it was harder to represent the colonists in Parliament, and it was even harder for Parliament and the King to understand their thoughts and lifestyles. Due to these differences identity and unity emerged.
Red = Background info-est time and place
Blue = Thesis statement-this is what you are proving throughout your paper
Purple = Major points that support your thesis statement—not a laundry list
The “tasty” part of your essay!
8-12 sentences+ per paragraph
The “Bottom Bun” of your essay!
It holds it all together!
End of some trend/movement/idea, etc.
Beginning of some trend/movement/idea
End of one & beginning of another.
Do NOT end on the note that this is the reason we are where we are today!
Remember, docs. can be used in a variety of ways!
The 19c historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, felt that …………………. (Doc.2)
NEVER begin with: In Document 3, …
NEVERcite multiple documents at once (1, 4 & 7)
NEVERuse long quotes or reference directly from the documents “the chart in Document 5…”
I Mean, A Perfect DBQ!