Clearly label which part you are answering. A) B) C)
The readers are looking for specific, historical evidence from history, NOT from the documents themselves
Tips for DBQ/LE
When writing, set aside the initial time to plan and prepare. It will result in more efficient and organized writing. On the essays your time will be clumped together. You will get warnings when you’re nearing
the end of the DBQ, but you won’t be forced to move on. Stick to the assigned amount of time, if you
have time left over in the end, revisit the essays.
DBQ Planning (15 minutes)
Read prompt 3x times and underline key words.
Put prompt into your own words.
Brainstorm Contextualization (Background - 3-4 sentences of information)
Complete HIPP on each of the 7 documents (Historical Context, Intended Audience, POV, Purpose). Must do at least 1 aspect of HIPP for each document!
Write down Synthesis (connection to another time period in US History)
Write your thesis statement and be sure to address the prompt (document analysis and paragraphs)