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5 Paragraph Essay
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Look at the Assignment Sheet
Look at the Rubric
◦ It’s an IB rubric
◦ You’ll be seeing more of these
◦ Any questions?
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Was the Russian Revolution a success?
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What makes a Revolution a success?
◦ 3 minutes writing on that question
◦ Do not pick your pen/pencil up – write the entire
time.
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Look over your writing: anything interesting?
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Was the Russian Revolution a success?
◦ Your choice: YES or NO (or I Don’t Know)
◦ Think of three reasons WHY you believe it was/was
not successful
 Write those reasons in your notebook
 You will explain them in your paper
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Your thesis statement is at the end of your
introduction.
It gives an outline of your paper.
The Russian Revolution was successful because
of [Reason A], [Reason B], and [Reason C].
The Russian Revolution was not successful
because of [Reason A], [Reason B], and
[Reason C].
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Look at the reasons you wrote in your Thesis
Statement.
Which sources will help you support those
reasons?
You can choose 3 of the following:
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The Communist Manifesto
The Execution of the Czar narrative
Soviet Propaganda Posters
Lenin, “The Dual Power”
Goldman, “There Is No Communism In Russia”
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Please explain WHY you chose the sources
you did.
Example: “I chose Emma Goldman because
she goes into details about the failings of the
Soviet Union.”
Exit ticket = Re-write your thesis statement
on the paper slip. Give it to me.
Homework = WHY did you choose your
sources?
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The Russian Revolution was successful
because the workers improved their lives,
Russia got a new government, and Marx’s
predictions were correct.
◦ Sources:
 Lenin, “The Dual Power”
 “Execution of Czar” narrative
 Marx, “Communist Manifesto”
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The Russian Revolution was not successful
because of the violence against innocent
people, the nationalization of industry, and it
went against Karl Marx’s predictions.
◦ Sources:
 “Execution of the Czar” narrative
 Emma Goldman, “No Communism…”
 Karl Marx, “Communist Manifesto
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The Russian Revolution was not successful
because the Czar’s family was killed, the
workers’ conditions did not improve, and the
state power took over.
◦ Sources:
 “Execution of the Czar” narrative
 Emma Goldman, “There Is No Communism…”
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If you do not have a thesis statement, you
might want to borrow/modify one of these.
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Thesis: The Russian Revolution was
successful because the workers improved
their lives…
◦ Topic Sentence: First, the Russian Revolution was
successful because the workers improved their
lives.
 In the body paragraph, all of your examples should be
from Lenin, “The Dual Power.”
 All links will connect the quotes to the topic sentence.
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Thesis: The Russian Revolution was not
successful because of the violence against
innocent people…
◦ Topic Sentence: First, the Russian Revolution failed
because there was violence against innocent
people.
 All of the examples in this paragraph will be from “The
Execution of the Czar”
 All links are going to connect the quotes to the topic
sentence.
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Thesis: The Russian Revolution was not
successful because the Czar’s family was
killed…
◦ Topic Sentence: First, the Russian Revolution was
not successful because the Czar’s family was killed.
 All examples in this paragraph should be from “The
Execution of the Czar”
 All links are going to connect the quotes to the topic
sentence.
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Look at your thesis statement. You should
have listed three reasons why the Russian
Revolution was/was not a success.
What is your first reason?
◦ It will be the topic sentence for your first body
paragraph.
◦ Please write that sentence now.
 Example: “The Russian Revolution was a success
because it followed Karl Marx’s predictions in the
Communist Manifesto.”
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Get out the document you’ll be using to
support your Topic Sentence.
Re-read it for the quotes you’re going to use.
Put those three quotes in as examples.
Write your links, connecting your examples to
your topic sentence.
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Look at your thesis
◦ What is your second reason?
◦ It should be the topic sentence for your second
body paragraph.
◦ Get out the document you’ll be using and find three
quotes.
 Those are your Examples.
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Please do the same thing for your third body
paragraph.
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Thesis: …Russia got a new government…
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution was successful
because Russia got a new government.
 Source: “Execution of the Czar”
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Thesis: …the nationalization of industry…
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution failed because
industry was nationalized.
 Source: Goldman, “There Is No Communism in Russia”
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Thesis: …the workers’ conditions did not improve…
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution did not succeed
because the workers’ conditions did not improve.
 Source: Goldman, “There Is No Communism in Russia”
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Thesis: …Marx’s predictions were correct.
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution was
successful because Marx’s predictions were correct.
 Source: “Communist Manifesto”
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Thesis: … it went against Karl Marx’s predictions
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution failed
because it went against Karl Marx’s predictions
 Source: Goldman, “Communist Manifesto”
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Thesis: … the state power took over.
◦ Topic Sentence #2: The Russian Revolution did not
succeed because the the state power took over.
 Source: Goldman, “There Is No Communism in Russia”
1st Period
2nd Period
4th Period
Blanca
Jesse
Jessica
Diane
Enrique
Samuel
Hilario
Diego
Cynthia
Dulce
Rudy
Kristina
Francisco
Nanieya
6th Period
7th Period
Lizet
Giselle G.
Alyssa
Cynthia
Ivan
Abigail
Erik
Mauricio
Leonardo
Dulce
These students can
help you out while my
voice is gone or when
there’s a sub.
Please ask one of
them first before
talking to me.
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Your conclusion needs to describe a cause of
the Russian Revolution. You could…
◦ Describe the living conditions of the peasants.
◦ Describe the workers’ lives.
◦ Describe the incompetence of the Czar
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Connect this cause to the Russian Revolution
You must end your introduction with your
thesis statement.
Address an Opposing
Argument (more difficult)
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Why would someone
take the opposite
position than you?
What evidence would
they use?
◦ You should quote it!
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Why are they wrong?
◦ You could quote more
evidence here!
Explain why it matters
today (easier)
 Why should anyone
care about this?
 You might want to
think about:
◦ Class struggle
◦ Revolutionary movements
today
◦ People who want change

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