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Concrete Cold Fact #1 - It is impossible to construct a quality essay on a topic which you know nothing about. The guided readings and activities you have diligently completely, your active engagement in class and your regular review of class notes will make sure you are going into the essay armed and dangerous.


Concrete Cold Fact #2  You will not be successful on  any written exam if you cannot write quality essays, and quality essays require historical knowledge.


Concrete Cold Fact #3 Remember your audience.  You are writing for history teachers and historiansOne of the first things you must realize is that people change the way they communicate based on their audience. You are writing about history for history



Crafting a Thesis Statement

Thesis/Claim: Student responds to the prompt with a historically defensible thesis/claim that establishes a line of reasoning.  To earn a THESIS POINT  your thesis must make a claim that responds to the prompt rather than restating or rephrasing the prompt. The thesis must consist of one or more sentences located in one place, either in the introduction or the conclusion. 



Writing Assessment #1 Short Answer 
Questions provide opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know best (No thesis). Some questions include texts, images, graphs, or maps.



Writing Assessment #2 : Document Based Essay DBQ Writing Tips

Analyze and synthesize historical data. (Thesis required). Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence.















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