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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


  • 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?]


  • 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 analyze the changes or continuities?

  • 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 analyze the changes or continuities?

  • 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


  • 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)


Pre-Write I asks you to do.

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 asks you to do.

  • 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


Your Thesis must include: asks you to do.

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.


Example Thesis: asks you to do.

“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 asks you to do.

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 asks you to do.

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 paragraph asks you to do.s

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: asks you to do.

Later

Then

Gradually

Eventually

Altered

Change

Continue

Transform

Evolved

Emerged

Now


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