Thematic Essay thank you Sharon Ritch

How to Write A Thematic Essay thank you Sharon Ritch

Thematic essays will require students to write a coherent essay that has an introduction, supporting paragraphs and a conclusion. Note that the current SED social studies essay is divided into multiple sections, which invite independent responses. Currently, students can receive full credit without writing an introduction or conclusion.

Introduction

Step 1 Copy the Theme

Add an outside sentence after each sentence with in the theme

You can always choose a word to define from the theme

Step 2 Look at the TASK

Remove the word identify

Copy he remainder of the sentence

Step 3 Choose a topic or topics (depends on how many they ask for) from the selection given under the task box

Step 4 Look at the TASK bullet or bullets and put them into a sentence by removing the discuss or describe and adding ‘There are” or “There have been” or anything that makes sense to you

Body Paragraphs

For every topic they ask for, you will provide three paragraphs.  Below is the layout for each paragraph

Step 1 Paragraph 1 – Define or explain your topic.  If you are asked for more than one topic, only discuss your first topic because you will discuss your next topic after you have finished writing about the first one.

Step 2 Paragraph 2 – Think about the event.  Re write bullet 1 in statement form and answer accordingly

Step 3 Paragraph 3 – Rewrite bullet 2 in statement from and answers accordingly

Step 4 If you are asked for a two topics, go back and repeat step 1 – 3, for your second topic.

Conclusion

Discuss both topics in a general form

What have these events cause on a basic level?

If you are totally stuck summing up your material for a conclusion, take your topic sentence or your most explanatory sentence from paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6 and use them to form a concluding paragraph.

Thematic Essay #2 Introduction

By Katie Regan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGGWuiHfnZk

Published on Jun 4, 2012   Thank you Katie for sharing.

Student Checklist for a Thematic Essay

My Introduction is more than a restatement of the Theme because

First Topic Review

My first body paragraph for the first topic is an explanation or definition of that topic

I answered all of the bullets for the first topic

I used 1 2 3 4 5 details when answering the bulleted tasks for the first topic

I added 1 2 3 4 5 outside facts and / or examples to the first topic in my essay

Second Topic Review

My first body paragraph for the second topic is an explanation or definition of that topic

I answered all of the bullets for the second topic

I used 1 2 3 4 5 details when answering the bulleted tasks for the second topic

I added 1 2 3 4 5 outside facts and /or examples to the second topic in my essay

Overall Review

I connected the given topics to 1 2 3 4 and events in American history

My conclusion is more than just a restatement of the Theme because

I followed the “How to write a Thematic Essay” Method

How to Write A Thematic Essay thank you Sharon Ritch

Thematic essays will require students to write a coherent essay that has an introduction, supporting paragraphs and a conclusion. Note that the current SED social studies essay is divided into multiple sections, which invite independent responses. Currently, students can receive full credit without writing an introduction or conclusion.

Introduction

Step 1 Copy the Theme

Add an outside sentence after each sentence with in the theme

You can always choose a word to define from the theme

Step 2 Look at the TASK

Remove the word identify

Copy he remainder of the sentence

Step 3 Choose a topic or topics (depends on how many they ask for) from the selection given under the task box

Step 4 Look at the TASK bullet or bullets and put them into a sentence by removing the discuss or describe and adding ‘There are” or “There have been” or anything that makes sense to you

Body Paragraphs

For every topic they ask for, you will provide three paragraphs.  Below is the layout for each paragraph

Step 1 Paragraph 1 – Define or explain your topic.  If you are asked for more than one topic, only discuss your first topic because you will discuss your next topic after you have finished writing about the first one.

Step 2 Paragraph 2 – Think about the event.  Re write bullet 1 in statement form and answer accordingly

Step 3 Paragraph 3 – Rewrite bullet 2 in statement from and answers accordingly

Step 4 If you are asked for a two topics, go back and repeat step 1 – 3, for your second topic.

Conclusion

Discuss both topics in a general form

What have these events cause on a basic level?

If you are totally stuck summing up your material for a conclusion, take your topic sentence or your most explanatory sentence from paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6 and use them to form a concluding paragraph.

Thematic Essay #2 Introduction

By Katie Regan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGGWuiHfnZk

Published on Jun 4, 2012   Thank you Katie for sharing.

Student Checklist for a Thematic Essay

My Introduction is more than a restatement of the Theme because

First Topic Review

My first body paragraph for the first topic is an explanation or definition of that topic

I answered all of the bullets for the first topic

I used 1 2 3 4 5 details when answering the bulleted tasks for the first topic

I added 1 2 3 4 5 outside facts and / or examples to the first topic in my essay

Second Topic Review

My first body paragraph for the second topic is an explanation or definition of that topic

I answered all of the bullets for the second topic

I used 1 2 3 4 5 details when answering the bulleted tasks for the second topic

I added 1 2 3 4 5 outside facts and /or examples to the second topic in my essay

Overall Review

I connected the given topics to 1 2 3 4 and events in American history

My conclusion is more than just a restatement of the Theme because

I followed the “How to write a Thematic Essay” Method

This essay is better than the last one I wrote because

 

 

How to Write A DBQ Essay – Regents Prep Global History

How to Write A DBQ Essay

DBQ stands for “Document based question” where there will be a number of documents provided with the essay question to analyze and use when presenting your thesis, as well as in your main point paragraphs. The documents contain bias, and it helps to point it out during your essay.

Introduction

  1. Copy the Historical Context
  2. Add an outside sentence after each sentence within the Historical Context.
  3. Define a word from the Historical Context if you cant’ think of anything else
  4. Look at the TASK bullet or bullets and put them into a sentence by removing the discuss or describe and adding “there are “ or anything that makes sense to you.

Body Paragraphs

  1. Make sure you have labeled each document with a task number.
  2. Copy your answers directly from the constructed response in the task Numerical order.  Put all the 1”s first then the 2’S… depending on how many tasks there are.
  3. You can make a separate paragraph for each constructed response or if there are only a few of one task you can put them together in a paragraph.

Conclusion

  1. Rewrite the Historical Context
  2. Add an outside sentence after each sentence within the Historical Context
  3. This time instead of defining a word as you did in your introduction add key phrases from your body paragraphs

Wenzel’s World – How to write a DBQ

http://wenzelsworld.tripod.com/home/id19.html

How to Answer a DBQ

What do you do once you open the DBQ package?

  1. Read the historical context and determine the theme of the documents
  2. Read the Tasks and number each bullet point
  3. Begin the documents

How do you read a document?

  1. Read the caption or the title
  2. Read the question
  3. Look at the document for the answer
  4. Underline what you think is important and the answer to the question

How do you answer a document correctly?

Begin with –

  •    According to
  •    Based on
  •    As it can be seen
  1. Rewrite the caption or title
  2. Transform the question into a statement
  3. Write answer from the document
  4. Add any outside information to flesh out the answer
  5. Decide which “task” the question belongs to and write the number
  6. Decide which “task” the question belongs to and write the number next to the question.  Then answer the ”Task” question with regards to that particular document.  This will be your last sentence

If there is only one part to a question, do steps 1- 6

If there are two parts to a question

  • Steps 1-4
  • Steps 3-6

*In a two-part question, you may find that the second question answers a different task than the first question.  If this is the case, complete step 6 to both questions.

Examples of DBQ Essays…..

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/global/examoverview/dbq.cfm

thank you Sharon Ritch