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Tips for CCOT Essays L Develop a thesis that: 1. Fully addresses the question: A. Address the time period or periods. B. Address the region or regions to be discussed. 2. Takes a position with regard to the question asked. 3. Provide an organizational structure that will be used in the essay. Use the three-body-paragraph framework. Paragraph 1, the beginning: Establish the MAJOR characteristics, pattems or conditions at the beginning of the time period. Paragraph 2, the changes: Explain the changes that occurred from the beginning to the end of the period OR from the first period to the second (Depending on the question). Be sure to explain WHY these changes too place. Paragraph 3, the continuities: Explain what conditions, characteristics or patterns remained the same from the beginning of the period to the end and WHY the stability remained, Il, Points to Consider: 1 ‘A prompt may have one time period or more than one, one region or more than one region: A. Prompt A (one time period, one region): Discuss the changes and continuities in the political role of women from 1914 to the present in Europe. B, Prompt B (more than one time period, more than one region): Discuss the changes and continuities in the political role of women from 1750-1914 and 1914-1950 in Europe and North America. Write effective supporting paragraphs following the general AP model. Focus on the WHY. (analysis) Be sure to support your generalizations with specific evidence. Provide the connections to the thesis and the analysis. Refer to time and sequencing to show that you understand the importance of chronology in history. Connect local developments to global themes. Local: Labor systems in Central America changed from encomienda to repartamiento because conditions for the native workers were intolerable on the plantations and in the mines. Global: Labor systems in Central America changed from encomienda to repartamiento because conditions for the native workers were intolerable on the plantations and in the mines and pressure was put on the landowners by the Catholic Church from Europe to correct the abuses.