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  1. 1. Analyze the question: what are you being asked to do? 2. Make a quick list of ideas that possibly relate to the topic (ex. – question on diffusion of Buddhism; facts you know about it in general) 3.Address the question. How will your facts fit? 4. Rule of 3! 2 changes/1 cont, or vice versa. 5. Begin thesis paragraph. Address question, specific changes/cont. , WHY change/cont Use transition phrases (“for example…however…BECAUSE”) 6. Where do they agree and disagree? 7. RULE OF THREE 8. Plan a thesis. ID differences & similarities: BE SPECIFIC! 9. Write your essay. Be sure to answer the question & follow the rubric (thesis, addresses question, evidence, 2+ comparisons, 1+ analysis). 10. Conclusion: re-state thesis, main point(s) C-C-O-T Essay Game Plan

  2. 6. Body paragraphs: RULE OF 3! each body paragraph will look like this: Sentence one – change or cont #1 from the thesis – topic sentence! Sentence two, three, etc - evidence to support that change or cont Last Sentence - a statement that analyzes that ch/cont – why did that ch/cont occur; or what was the effect of that ch/cont C-C-O-T Essay Game Plan

  3. 7. Conclusion: re-state thesis, main point(s). Add RELEVANT WORLD HISTORICAL CONTEXT – a comparison of a ch/cont to something else in world history 8. Double-check: did you follow the rubric and address the question? 9. Prep for 5 min of pre-writing, 35 min to actually write the essay. C-C-O-T. Essay Game Plan