Mini-q essay Outline Guide Due Thursday, September 26, 2013 Title



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Mini-Q Essay Outline Guide

Due Thursday, September 26, 2013


Title: Jamestown: Why did so Many Colonists Die?
Paragraph 1 - Dynamic Opening Sentence grab readers attention!

Background information: Who came to Jamestown? Where did they settle? Why did they come? Hardships of the first years.

Thesis Statement: State the two reasons why so many colonists died in Jamestown.
Paragraph 2 – Topic Sentence (State your first reason why so many colonists died) State evidence for the reason using details from documents. Elaborate
Paragraph 3 – Topic Sentence (State your second reason why so many colonists died.) State evidence for the reason using details from documents. Elaborate

Paragraph 4 – Conclusion: Restatement of reasons along with a closing sentence to wrap up your essay.
Reminders: Essay is factual, not your opinion. Do not write the following first person statements.
I am going to tell you about the colonists in Jamestown….

Now you know everything about Jamestown….

Can you believe they conditions of the starving time…..

What do you think the colonists should have done…



I would have……
Essay Guidelines
Cover Page - Title of Essay, Name, Date, Period
Essay should be typed in 12 point Times Roman, Helvetica or Cambria font.
If not typed, should be in black ink
Double spaced
Basic in-text citation rules (parenthetical citations) – cite the document in parenthesis after you use direct information from the document. Ex. The Jamestown environment caused many settler deaths. The first five years settlers were in Jamestown they experienced the worst drought Jamestown had seen in 25 years. (Doc. B)


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