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Time to practice your LEQ skills for the next couple of days. Do not be afraid to also review content. Both are critical for obvious reasons!

Prompt: Explain the reasons why a new conservatism rose to prominence in the United States between 1960 and 1989.


Format for LEQ: CAUSATION Essays


  2. Thesis. Your thesis should clearly identify at least TWO causes for the historical phenomenon in the prompt, and identify at least TWO effects if the prompt requests effects.

  3. Body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should start with a topic sentence that is a supporting argument about a single cause or effected based on your thesis. Note which causes are short-term and which are long-term as you present them. Follow with evidence (facts, vocab terms). Make sure as you use each piece of evidence that it is clear how it supports the topic sentence. If necessary, use the words: “This evidence supports the argument that short-term cause/effect X contributed to/resulted from…”

  4. Finally, do not forget to conclude. Attempt to rewrite and rephrase your thesis so that if the first attempt at the beginning of the essay doesn't cut it, you have a decent shot at it here.

Suggested Overall Composition

Each Body Paragraph’s Composition

  1. Thesis

  2. Body Paragraph 1 – Cause 1

  3. Body Paragraph 2 – Cause 2

  4. Body Paragraph 3 – Effect 1 (if required)

  5. Body Paragraph 4 – Effect 2 (if required)

  6. Conclusion

  1. Topic sentence arguing for a cause or an effect

  2. Evidence 1 (short-term cause/effect)

  3. Evidence 2 (short or long term cause/effect)

  4. Evidence 3 (short or long term cause/effect)