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Thesis and Argument?
What is your argument?
How does evidence support an argument?
- Provides relevant, appropriate, and historically accurate evidence from a variety of sources
- Categorizes evidence
- Explains source(s) used as evidence
- Using Primary Sources
Historical Thinking (Analysis)
How do you interpret evidence to support your historical argument?
- Accounts for the source’s point of view and/or argument
- Effectively explains evidence using appropriate historical thinking skills*
- Explicitly connects the interpretation of evidence to the thesis
- Corroborates and synthesizes multiple pieces of evidence to support argument
Clarity in Writing
How clearly do you develop and communicate your argument?
- Shows organization
- Uses clear discipline-specific language and tone appropriate for intended audience
- Demonstrates appropriate use of grammar and spelling
- Introduction and conclusion extend beyond a restatement of writing prompt