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How to write a Social Studies Essay. October 15, 2013. Essay Question: Were the people of Mesopotamia civilized? . Introduction ( approximately 6 sentences ) Include historical and geographical background information on your topic

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essay question were the people of mesopotamia civilized
Essay Question: Were the people of Mesopotamia civilized?
  • Introduction (approximately 6 sentences)
    • Include historical and geographical background information on your topic
    • The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement
  • 2-3 Body Paragraphs (approximately 5-10 sentences EACH)
    • Each paragraph begins with a topic sentence
    • Provide details that support the thesis statement
  • Conclusion (approximately3 sentences)
    • 1st sentence: Restate the thesis using different words
    • Add about 2 sentences that summarize the main points from your essay
i introduction six sentences
I. Introduction (six sentences)
  • The first thing you include is some background Information about Mesopotamia: Sets the stage for what your essay is going to be about:
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Thesis Statement (last sentence of the introduction): A statement that answers the essay question and makes it clear what your argument is going to be. The more specific your thesis statement is, the better.
  • Sample Thesis: The people of Mesopotamia were civilized because
v conclusion 3 sentences
V. Conclusion (3 sentences)
  • Restate your thesis statement in different words than you used in the introduction.
  • Sum up the main points of your argument
general tips
General Tips
  • Don’t use “I” or “you” in a Social Studies essay. EVER!
    • Don’t write: “I think the Tigris River played an important role in the development of Mesopotamia”
    • Don’t write: “As you can see, the Tigris River was very important in the history of Mesopotamia.
  • DO take your time on the essay and don’t rush to be the first one finished. Take a few minutes to brainstorm your ideas before you start writing
  • Be careful of spelling and grammar.
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