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Comparison Essay Question Practice, Part I

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Materials Needed 0:22
  • Parse The Essay Prompt- ATDQ 1:11
    • Answer The Dang Question
    • Analyze
    • Similarities And Differences
    • Two Empires
  • How To Make Your Choice 3:08
    • Choose The One You Know The Most About
    • Religion Being A Part Of Politics
  • Parse The Essay Prompt- ATDQ 6:48
    • Gupta & Caliphates
  • The Rubric For The Essay 7:31
    • Adjusted To Fit Student Work
    • Thesis Needs Both Similarity And Difference
    • Direct Relevant Comparison
    • Analysis- Why?
  • Stay On The Task At Hand 10:51
    • Don't Write Generic Economic, Political, Social Essay
  • What Is The Task At Hand 11:52
    • Religion To Rule
  • Use A Graphic Organizer 12:15
    • Venn Diagram
    • Commonality
    • Both Used Religion To Establish Legitimacy
    • Both Used Religion To Promote Ethics
    • Differences
    • Caliph Was Both Ruler Of Politics And The Last Word In Religion
    • Both In Hinduism & Buddhism, The Ruler Was A Practitioner
    • Language Of Islam Is Arabic, Spread Because Of Religion
    • The Language Of Hinduism Is Sanskrit & Many Languages Made It Difficult To Rule
  • Getting The Thesis Point 26:28
    • Plug And Play
  • Using The Thesis Template 28:00
  • Caveat On The Thesis 28:43
    • Thesis Cannot Count For Any Of The Other Points
    • Restate Thesis In Concluding Paragraph
    • Double-Dip
  • Next Session 29:42
    • Writing Essay