i need help on this lol.
Hi Kelly – what do you mean a “nuance sentence”? Can you give an example.
The tough thing to understand about Nuance, is that it’s not really the sort of thing that is a formula for. Nuanced essentially describes a situation where you can effectively look at many different sides of an issue and come to a conclusion based on a broad understanding of a topic. A good example of this might be looking at a war from both the political economic and a cultural standpoint. To write an effective nuanced statement you have to be very familiar with the material.
I think he/she is talking about nuance in reference to the complexity point.
The Complexity Point, or the Unicorn Point, or the “Icing on the Cake” Point, is difficult to teach; most teachers will say you can’t teach it; it just happens. I think the best advice that I have seen is to do as follows:
How do you get the Complexity Point? GEM
- Generate Nuance–tell different sides of the question, expound on one or more of your arguments
- Explain–explain both sides of the historical reasoning skill being used for the DBQ. College Board will ask you to use one of 3 historical thinking skills–Causation, Comparison, or Continuity and Change.
If the question asks you to tell you the causes of the Renaissance, tell the effects of it; if the question asks you to compare two periods, the other side would be to tell what was different between the two periods; if it asks you to evaluate the extent of change, also tell what things stayed the same;
- Make Connections across Time; connect your information to something that happened later in history.
Any part of “GEM” can gain you the complexity point!