How to Write a DBQ Using the rubric to write a fabulous DBQ “We’re on our way to a Score 9!” Mrs. Stanfield
Your Thesis Needs to Include… Make sure you get the point! • Do you have an acceptable Thesis for this prompt? Let’s see. • Did you mention the “economic impact”? • Did you mention “social impact”? • Who is doing the impacting? The Spanish. • Who are the recipients? The Amerindians. • What’s our time period? After 1492. You can also mention “during the Age of Exploration,” “As the 16th century was just starting…” etc. Answering every part of the thesis means you will write the correct essay…i.e. the one they’re expecting to read.
Did you analyze the point of viewin at least two, but preferably three, documents? (Don’t lose points on this one…it could kick you into the Expanded Core points!) • Analyze what the author believes • What is he thinking? • Remember to not just retell what he’s saying
Group the documents! • Remember to have at least 3 groups! • Grouping four is really using your brain power! • How can they fit together and still fit your thesis?
Have you identified and explained the need for an additional document and or point of view? Whose voice or viewpoint is missing and can help you prove your thesis?
Add up the points! • After you read your partner’s DBQ, assign the points 1 – 7 for what’s there in the essay. • Did they get any Extended Core Points?
Homework • Once you know what needs to be done to make it better, rewrite the DBQ. • Bring it to class next time and let’s revel in all the hard work that you’ve done.