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AP ESSAYS. COMPARATIVE (COMP) CHANGE & CONTINUITY-OVER-TIME (CCOT) DOCUMENT BASED QUESTION (DBQ) . CCOT Essay Scoring. BASIC CORE - Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence A – answers all parts of the question (2 pts)

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Ap essays

AP ESSAYS

COMPARATIVE (COMP)

CHANGE & CONTINUITY-OVER-TIME (CCOT)

DOCUMENT BASED QUESTION (DBQ)


Ccot essay scoring

CCOT Essay Scoring

BASIC CORE - Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence

  • A– answers all parts of the question (2 pts)

  • G – uses global historical context effectively explain change over time and/or continuities (1pt)

  • A – analyzes the process of change and/or continuity (1pt)

  • T– has acceptable thesis (1 pt)

  • E – substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2pts)

    TOTAL 7 pts


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  • EXPANDED CORE - Historical skills and knowledge required to show excellence

  • Has clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis.

  • Analyzes all issues of the question: global context, chronology, causation, change, continuity, effects, and content.

  • Addresses all parts of the question.

  • Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis.

  • Provides links with relevant ideas, events, and trends in an innovative way.

  • TOTAL 2 pts


Ripples in the water approach

Ripples in the water approach 

  • What started the ripples or waves? [Events from inside and/or outside the region]

  • What are the sizes of the waves? [What is the significance of the changes?]


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  • Do the waves/ripples flow in any set pattern that would help analyze the changes or continuities?

    • Are they cyclical?  [e.g. a regular cyclical pattern of drought or environmental change?

    • Does the same kind/size of rock [event] produce the same results? [Or is there something different about the specific event that makes its impact greater?]

    • Do the waves/ripples affect other waves/ripples in the same time period? 


In this process you are forced to address causation

In this process you are forced to address causation

  • What caused the initial change?

  • Did anything accelerate it, what and why?

  • Did anything change the direction it was taking, what and why? 

  • Was it delayed, by what and why?


Change over time essay

CHANGE-OVER-TIME ESSAY

  • Requires that you detail a starting point

    • Requires that you detail the changes that occurred by:

    • describing the turning point of the time period

    • describing the end point of the time period

    • Requires that you detail what did not change (continuity)

    • Requires that you relate that change to a global context


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  • Make sure your thesis statement does what your assignment asks you to do.

  • Begin by READING the prompt –

  • i.e.circle what you have to do (the verbs) and underline the big key phrases from the prompt (the when, where and what)


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Pre-Write I

Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 CE and 1750 CE . Be sure to discuss continuities as well as changes.

West Africa

South Asia

Europe


Pre write ii

Pre-Write II

  • Graphic Organizer of information

    • Three column chart – a column for each category

      • Political / Cultural / Economic

    • Three rows for:

      • Beginning / Cause / Change

  • Brainstorm information to complete chart


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Your Thesis must include:

1. In your thesis include the dates or time period

For example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. . . . “

2. Include the region or country you chose.

Example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam

impacted West Africa . . . “

3. Tell what changed and what stayed the same using the

categories stated in the prompt.


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Example Thesis:

“Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam impacted West Africa by changing its economics and political structure but many of its cultural aspects remained the same.”

The above thesis is a minimally acceptable thesis and will get you the point on the rubric.

A mo’ betta’ thesis would be:

Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam entered West Africa and increased its trade and centralized its politics but many aspects of African religion and gender roles remained unchanged.


Try adding a transitional sentence for the essay on islam

Try adding a transitional sentence for the essay on Islam

To better understand the impact of Islam on West Africa during this period, one must take a look at what this area was like prior to the introduction of Islam.


Body paragraph

Body Paragraph

1st Sentence – A Change/Continuity (Topic Sentence)

2nd Sentence – Evidence (of how it was)

3rd Sentence – Evidence (before/after)

4th Sentence – Evidence (after)

5th Sentence – Analysis - why the changed occurred or the effect of the change

6th Sentence – Transition


Formula for the body paragraph s

Formula for the body paragraphs

1st Body Paragraph – first change in category/region

2nd Body Paragraph – second change in category/region

3rd Body Paragraph – what continued

4th Body Paragraph – Global Context - include relevant

world historical context in your analysis of CCOT

  • Impact of change on other regions

  • Impact of other regions on change

  • Compare change to other regions


Change and continuity power words

Change and Continuity Power Words:

Later

Then

Gradually

Eventually

Altered

Change

Continue

Transform

Evolved

Emerged

Now


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