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DBQ terms

task the topic or claim you must prove in the essay
thesis a claim - the restatement of the task and your answer in one sentence
introduction at least a three sentence paragraph that gives the reader a general background about the topic. It usually tells “who, what, where, and when” and includes the thesis.
evidence details from the document that support the thesis
body paragraph includes details from the documents and explanations that help prove part of the thesis.
transition word words that help connect the thesis and the body paragraphs. Transition words also help connect examples and ideas in the body paragraphs.
conclusion a paragraph that starts with the thesis and includes a sum-it-up sentence and a connection to the modern world
topic sentence first sentence in a body paragraph. It includes the topic of the paragraph and a connection to the thesis.
closing sentence last sentence in a body paragraph. It sums up the topic of the paragraph. It is not exactly the same as the topic sentence.
explaining sentence a sentence that tells the reader how the evidence from the document helps to prove the thesis
parenthetical citation (DOC #) written after a sentence to tell in which document the evidence was found
sum-it-up sentence a general sentence in the conclusion paragraph that gives gist of what you wrote
reference to future a sentence that shows how the topic of the essay relates to modern times or how the topic is important to the world today.
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