Brainstorming the Essays:DBQ Organizing data to write your papers!!
Document-Based Question (DBQ) • A DBQ is an essay question that requires you to use documents in your response How to Tackle a DBQ: 1) Read and analyze the question 2) Brainstorm information about the question 3) Analyze the documents 4) Use your brainstorming and the documents in your organization
Essay question: Is Austin a great place to live?#1 – Write down everything you think of Austin is Great! Austin is Terrible!
Document Analysis – ACAPS A –Author C – Context A – Audience P – Purpose S – Significance
APPARTS A – Author P – Place and Time P – Prior Knowledge A – Audience R – Reason T – The Main Idea S – Significance Mini – APPARTS A – Author/Point of View M – Main Idea Document Analysis – APPARTS
For each document, make a sticky note with the following information: Document # • Author/Point of View • Main idea
Tape Documents on T-Chart Austin is Great! Austin is Terrible! Document #1 ACL attendee People having fun at ACL music Document #9 Student News reporter Highland Mall closes for Texas Relays. Decision could be racist.
Thesis and Body Paragraphs Thesis: Austin has many benefits which keep its residents happy and fulfilled. • Body Paragraph #1 – Entertainment • Documents 1, 8 • Body Paragraph #2 – Cost of Living • Documents 6 • Body Paragraph #3 – Community Spirit • Documents 4, 7
Websites with DBQs http://www.edteck.com/dbq/testing/dbq.htm http://www.upstatehistory.org/services/DHP/DBQ.html http://www.dbqproject.com/ http://regentsprep.org/Regents/global/examoverview/dbq.cfm http://www5.esc13.net/socialstudies/Teaching_American_History.html