How to Write the Valley Forge Introduction and Conclusion

How to Write the Valley Forge Introduction

Grabber or Hook This sentence should grab the reader’s attention.  Can’t think of a good sentence?  Borrow one from the Background section of the DBQ.  Be sure to rewrite it in your own words.
  You may need a sentence that connects your grabber to your background
Background Answer the who, what, where, when, and why of Valley Forge.  This part should be about two to three sentences.
Restatement of the Question Here you explain what you will be writing about,..”In this essay, I will answer the question, would I have quit Valley Forge”
Define quit Remember to explain re-enlistment
Chicken foot Use the stem…”There are many reasons I would/would not quit Valley Forge.  They are…”

 

 

How to Write the Valley Forge Conclusion

Restatement of Chicken Foot This is the exact last sentence from your introduction.  You may write it word for word.
The best argument for the other side and why it isn’t true Find the best reason from the other side.  In other words, if you want to quit, find the best reason to stay or vice versa.  Now explain why that best reason is wrong and your reasoning is right.
Last sentence that sums up the essay. The last sentence should be a good sentence that sticks with the reader.  A sentence that sums up the entire essay.
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