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									Name ___________________________ Date ________________ Period _____
DBQ Essay Outline

Main Title: _____________________________________________________

      I. Introduction
             You must -    1) let your readers know what your paper is about
                           2) put your paper into context
             Background information: ___________________________________
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      Thesis- belongs at the end of your first paragraph
              Respond directly to the DBQ question and provide three reasons to
              support your statement.
      Your thesis: __________________________________________________
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      II. to IV. Body Paragraphs
              A. Make clear connections between ideas
                       - Each paragraph provides evidence for your thesis in the form
                       of examples, statistics, and so on. Your evidence should be
                       clear and well organized. Use transitional words to make
                       connections with your ideas to relate the information.
              B. Anticipate and respond to counter evidence and counter arguments
              C. Begin each paragraph with a topic sentence
                       - one of the main points that you wish to cover in your paper

      II. Topic sentence paragraph 2.________________________________
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III. Topic sentence paragraph 3.________________________________
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IV. Topic sentence paragraph 4.________________________________
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V. The Conclusion (begin the paragraph with “In conclusion,”)
      Restate your most important arguments and your thesis
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