Evaluating Thesis Statements

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Evaluating Thesis Statements
1995 DBQ
Responses to the Plague
Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of the
Plague from the 15th to 18th centuries. Discuss the
beliefs and concerns that these responses express.
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What are the key verbs? The Task?
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Analyze
Discuss
What is the focal point of this essay?
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Analyze the responses
Discuss beliefs and concerns as shown by
the responses
Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of the
Plague from the 15th to 18th centuries. Discuss the
beliefs and concerns that these responses express.
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What about this thesis? Critique it…
During the many outbreaks of the Black
Death, many different people, all across
Europe, had different perspectives on this
calamity. Some people sought reason for the
Plague, others witnessed abuses of it and still
other people attempted to stop the Death
thru remedies and quarantines.
Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of the
Plague from the 15th to 18th centuries. Discuss the
beliefs and concerns that these responses express.
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What about this thesis? Critique it?
The devastating outbreaks of the
bubonic plague led Europeans to take
sanitary precautions, and affected their
ethical and religious beliefs.
Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of the
Plague from the 15th to 18th centuries. Discuss the
beliefs and concerns that these responses express.
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What about this thesis? Critique it?
The Black Plague drew a lot of
attention, and people responded to it
differently. Some reflected upon their
knowledge of life during the Plague,
others thought of remedies and some
even used the Plague for their own
selfish ends.
Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of the
Plague from the 15th to 18th centuries. Discuss the
beliefs and concerns that these responses express.
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What about this thesis? Critique it?
The plague caused various responses
that were influenced by the different
beliefs and positions of the inhabitants
of Europe in the middle ages.

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