Steps in Writing for a Document Based Essay Question (DBQ)

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					                               Ancient Greece D.B.Q.
         Step 2: Bucket the Documents
             A. Decide which documents belong together because they have something in
                common. Group the documents in the most obvious way. Show some sort of
                insight into how the documents relate to each other.

                    1. Group the documents in three buckets.

                    2. Bucket every document!

                    3. Documents can be in more than one bucket and a document can be alone
                       in its own bucket.

                    4. Be sure to label the bucket names.



    Bucket Name:                           Bucket Name:                            Bucket Name:




                                      Document Numbers:                       Document Numbers:
Document Numbers:




            Step 3: Develop a Thesis
             A. Thesis: your opinion of the given topic. Write a thesis to answer the given
                question.

             B. Thesis creates a structure for your essay but does NOT provide any supporting
                detail.

           What contributions did the Ancient Greeks make to Western civilization?

 Thesis Statement:

				
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