I think I understand how to earn the complexity point. However, I do not know how I’d include complexity in my DBQ. Would I include the complexity in my conclusion, or do I slip in a few contrasting points in my paragraphs if my argument were stating similarities?
The easiest known way to get the complexity point, is to do both ends of a historical thinking skill. Such as similarities and differences or changes and continuities. In a DBQ the easiest way to do this is to have paragraphs for each a paragraph on continuities and a paragraph on changes. This could be tricky depending on the prompt and what it’s asking for, but this would be the easiest way to go about it.
Hi Karl, Welcome!
Complexity should be woven throughout your essay. So, with your example of similarities, do the other part of the historical thinking skill – differences – in your body paragraphs.
Good luck tomorrow!
So if I were to have one paragraph for similarities, the other paragraph would have to be differences (if I were to group the documents into this way according to the prompt)? Or can I simply just put my complexity in the conclusion?
Ohhh so I do slip in differences within my body paragraphs? I see. Thank you.
Complexity is a wholistic point, it runs through the whole essay. Hence the multiple paragraphs.