Take Home D.B.Q. Rubric Write the D.B.Q. asking: Historians have often portrayed the capitalists who shaped post-Civil War industrial America as either “captains of industry” or corrupt “robber barons.” Evaluate which of these descriptions“captains of industry” or “robber barons”- is a more accurate characterization of these capitalists. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1875-1900 to compose your answer. organization Use college ruled loose leaf paper /1 Do not write in the margins /1 Write in blue or black pen /1 Write legibly /1 Write on every line /1 Write on one side of the paper only /1 No title Put your name on the first page /1 /1 Time yourself. You should write for 45 minutes /1 Staple your essay /1 /10 Pre-writing: Brainstorm: make a list of relevant issues, historical terms, names, or events which are significant to that period of history. (attach a separate sheet) Read the documents In the margin of the documents, make notes which add to or embellish your brainstorm list Re-read the question, organize your documents into topics. Use all documents only once. (on a separate sheet of paper) /5 /5 /5 /15 Introduction: Establish time and place while identifying the theme of your essay. Provide background information to the time period. Use outside information from before the time period to prepare the reader for your thesis. double check that your outside information is RELEVANT to your thesis Write a thesis statement that answers the question and gives the topics of your body paragraphs (in order) underline your thesis Body paragraphs: begin each paragraph with a sentence that clearly identifies the topic of your body paragraph provide your own explanation to the topic using relevant outside information. Refer to your brainstorming list throughout the writing process. Use documents to prove your explanation citing the author, date and title of each document. (points will be deducted for using doc A or for quoting from the documents instead of explaining the documents) at least three pieces of outside information that are not stated in the documents in each body paragraph /2 /2 /3 /4 /1 /12 /2 /5 /5 /6 /18 Conclusion: Restate your thesis in different words. Put your essay in a larger historical perspective by going outside of the time period (later). Explain how the events that you described in your body paragraph led to something later. (a social or political movement, war, shift in the economy) Use at least three pieces of outside information to explain this event outside of the time period. End with a strong concluding sentence. NOT: This is why we are/have the ______ we have today. /2 /5 /6 /2 15 Total score: /70 Check through this rubric. If you complete all of the requirement, you will earn a good grade.