DQB – Thesis
DBQ Thesis Breakdown
The breakdown you need to ensure you earn the thesis point on the Document-Based Question.
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DQB – Synthesis
DBQ Synthesis Breakdown
What is synthesis and what are APUSH graders looking for? Get the full explanation here.
DQB – Contextualization
DBQ Contextualization Breakdown
What is contextualization and what are APUSH graders looking for? Get the full explanation here.
DQB – H.I.P.P.
What is H.I.P.P. and how should you approach it? Watch this overview guide to securing the H.I.P.P. point.
DQB – H.I.P.P. Elaborated
What are examples for each H.I.P.P. point? Which point is easiest to get? Watch this video to find out.
DQB – 6 Document Point
6 Document Point
What is the biggest mistake students make with the 6 document point? Find out here.
DQB – Writing Strategy
The Best DBQ Strategies
Patrick McElhaney finds addressing each historical thinking skill to be artificial. How should students craft an essay that seems natural, but includes all the historical thinking skill points?
DQB – Outside Evidence
Outside Evidence for the DBQ
How should you approach the oustide evidence point? Watch this video to find out.
Question & Answer
Contextualization v. Synthesis
Geoff Wickersham asks, “What is the difference between contextualization and synthesis?”
Do Reader’s Use a Rubric?
Ray Palin asks if readers use a rubric when grading the DBQ to keep track of all the different possible points.
Synthesis & Current Events
Mr. DeToy asks if students can use current events in the synthesis point.