Tips on figuring out claims?

Hi! Can you provide some tips on figuring out how to group topics in the documents and figure out your 2 claims for your DBQ? thanks.

Welcome! Depending on the documents (some are easier to figure out how they work together) – consider if documents’ perspectives differ based on time period written, or geographic region they were written in or about, the social class or job of the person who wrote the document. That grouping can help you organize your body paragraphs, which leads you to topic sentences.

Good luck!

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One possible tip for figuring out claim is to figure out the medium of the document (poster v diary entry) can give clues as to what the author is arguing.

Also the audience can defiantly shape the message. If no one was supposed to read something v if everyone was supposed to see something.

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