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THE F (ree) R (esponse) Q (uestion). Intro. Same structure as the DBQ, but no documents to analyze Intro Thesis Topic Sentences (3!) Facts that support your thesis and topic sentences (tons!) Be specific! Hardest part of the test  often the questions are ridiculously vague

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The f ree r esponse q uestion

THE F(ree) R(esponse) Q(uestion)


Intro

Intro

  • Same structure as the DBQ, but no documents to analyze

    • Intro

    • Thesis

    • Topic Sentences (3!)

    • Facts that support your thesis and topic sentences (tons!)

      • Be specific!

  • Hardest part of the test often the questions are ridiculously vague

    • Don’t stress- very few students will ‘own’ this part of the test.

    • You’ve already been writing FRQs all year the outlines!


Good news you get to choose

Good News- You Get to Choose!

08-09 Test Choose one of these!

2. Analyze the long-term and short-term factors responsible for the disintegration of

communist rule in TWO of the following states:

Czechoslovakia

East Germany

Hungary

Poland

3. Considering the period 1918 to 1948, analyze the political and diplomatic problems

faced by TWO of the following newly created Eastern European states.

Austria

Czechoslovakia

Hungary

Poland

4. Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria

advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.


And one of these

And one of these…

5. Compare and contrast the economic factors responsible for the decline of Spain with the economic factors responsible for the decline of the Dutch Republic by the end of the seventeenth century.

6. Analyze various ways in which the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) represented a turning point in European history.

7. Analyze how Galileo, Descartes, and Newton altered traditional interpretations of nature and challenged traditional sources of knowledge.


Usually a range of difficulty which are the easiest

Usually a range of difficulty. Which are the easiest?


How to tackle the frq

How to Tackle the FRQ…

  • You have 30 minutes.

    • Approx 5 min prep time and 25 minutes writing time

  • Step #1- brainstorm relevant facts

    • You will find that you know more than you think you do!

  • Step #2- group facts into relevant categories

    • If you are having trouble, think of Persia themes.

  • Step #3- Write an intro, then your thesis. Then write. Stuff your answer with relevant facts!


The f ree r esponse q uestion

9-7:Stronger

-Has a clear, well-developed thesis

-Is well organized

-Addresses the prompt directly and completely

-Supports the thesis with ample specific evidence

-Carefully stays within the time period specified in the question

-May contain minor grammar errors; even a 9 need not be flawless

6-4:Mixed (Please use the symbols only to indicate problem areas)

*Contains a thesis, perhaps superficial or simplistic

!Has minor to medium organizational issues

#Attempts to address the prompt, but may not succeed fully

@ Some specific evidence in support, but not enough (or inaccurate supporting evidence)

$mostly stays in the time period specified, but not always

% contains notable grammatical errors

3-2: Weaker

**Thesis is confused, absent, or merely restates the question

!!Has medium to major organizational issues

## Has a medium to major problems addressing the prompt

@@not nearly enough specific evidence and/or evidence may contain major errors.

$$ May use wrong time periods

%% writing has significant grammar errors


The key skill use your brain like a lens zoom in and out until you find the right frame

The Key Skill  Use Your Brain Like a Lens  Zoom in And Out Until You Find the Right Frame

  • Example- question from a few years ago

    • “Analyze the factors that occurred in the second half of the 19th century which led to the Dreyfus Affair in France.”

  • What is the proper level of focus?

    • French politics in the late 19th century?

    • The events immediately surrounding the Dreyfus Affair?

    • No!

    • Correct focus 

      • New Nationalism and Social Darwinism !


Let s work on them a bit

Let’s Work on Them A Bit

  • Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of

    Austria advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.

    2. Compare and Contrast the Early Industrialization of Britain and Continental

    Europe

    3. Analyze Britain’s advantages in the early industrial period.

    4. Analyze the impacts of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic

    Reformation (Counter Reformation) on the social order of sixteenth-century Europe.

    5. Analyze the impact of the major developments of the Commercial Revolution on

    Europe’s economy and society in the period 1650 to 1789.

    6. Analyze the methods and degrees of success of Russian political and social reform

    from the period of Peter the Great (1689–1725) through Catherine the Great (1762–

    1796).

    7. Describe and analyze the changes that led to Europe’s rapid population growth in the

    Eighteenth century.


Hansen name ap euro period

HansenName _______AP Euro Period ____

  • Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.

    2. Compare and Contrast the Early Industrialization of Britain and Continental Europe

    3. Analyze Britain’s advantages in the early industrial period.

    4. Analyze the impacts of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation (Counter Reformation) on the social order of sixteenth-century Europe.

    5. Analyze the impact of the major developments of the Commercial Revolution on Europe’s economy and society in the period 1650 to 1789.

    6. Analyze the methods and degrees of success of Russian political and social reform from the period of Peter the Great (1689–1725) through Catherine the

    Great (1762–1796).

    7. Describe and analyze the changes that led to Europe’s rapid population growth in the Eighteenth century.

HansenName _______AP Euro Period ____

  • Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.

    2. Compare and Contrast the Early Industrialization of Britain and Continental Europe

    3. Analyze Britain’s advantages in the early industrial period.

    4. Analyze the impacts of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation (Counter Reformation) on the social order of sixteenth-century Europe.

    5. Analyze the impact of the major developments of the Commercial Revolution on Europe’s economy and society in the period 1650 to 1789.

    6. Analyze the methods and degrees of success of Russian political and social reform from the period of Peter the Great (1689–1725) through Catherine the

    Great (1762–1796).

    7. Describe and analyze the changes that led to Europe’s rapid population growth in the Eighteenth century.


The f ree r esponse q uestion

Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.


The f ree r esponse q uestion

  • AP European History Paper’s Author ______________________________

  • 2008-09 FRQ Scoring GuidelinesAnalyze the Impact of the I.R. on the Euro family.

  • Note- 9= A (45/45)8 = A- (41/45) 7 = B (38/45) 6= C+ (35/45)

  • 5 = C (33/45)4= D (30/45)3= D- (27/45) Below 3, _____ / 45

  • 9-7:Stronger

  • -Has a clear, well-developed thesis

  • -Is well organized

  • -Addresses the prompt directly and completely

  • - Supports the thesis with ample specific evidence

  • -Carefully stays within the time period specified in the question

  • -May contain minor grammar errors; even a 9 need not be flawless

  • 6-4:Mixed (Please use the symbols only to indicate problem areas)

  • *Contains a thesis, perhaps superficial or simplistic

  • !Has minor to medium organizational issues

  • #Attempts to address the prompt, but may not succeed fully

  • @ Some specific evidence in support, but not enough (or inaccurate supporting evidence)

  • $mostly stays in the time period specified, but not always

  • % contains notable grammatical errors

  • 3-2: Weaker

  • **Thesis is confused, absent, or merely restates the question

  • !!Has medium to major organizational issues

  • ## Has a medium to major problems addressing the prompt

  • @@not nearly enough specific evidence and/or evidence may contain major errors.

  • $$ May use wrong time periods

  • %% writing has significant grammar errors

  • 1-0

  • Poorer in all categories than a 3-2 paper


The f ree r esponse q uestion

  • AP European History Paper’s Author ________________________

    Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria

    advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.

    Note- 9= A (45/45) 5 = C (33/45)

    8 = A- (41/45) 4= D (30/45)

    7 = B (38/45) 3= D- (27/45)

    6= C+ (35/45) Below 3, _____ / 45

    9-7:Stronger

    -Has a clear, well-developed thesis

    -Is well organized

    -Addresses the prompt directly and completely

    - Supports the thesis with ample specific evidence

    -Carefully stays within the time period specified in the question

    -May contain minor grammar errors; even a 9 need not be flawless

    6-4:Mixed (Please use the symbols only to indicate problem areas)

    *Contains a thesis, perhaps superficial or simplistic

    !Has minor to medium organizational issues

    #Attempts to address the prompt, but may not succeed fully

    @ Some specific evidence in support, but not enough (or inaccurate supporting evidence)

    $mostly stays in the time period specified, but not always

    % contains notable grammatical errors

    3-2: Weaker

    **Thesis is confused, absent, or merely restates the question

    !!Has medium to major organizational issues

    ## Has a medium to major problems addressing the prompt

    @@not nearly enough specific evidence and/or evidence may contain major

    errors.

    $$ May use wrong time periods

    %% writing has significant grammar errors

    1-0

    Poorer in all categories than a 3-2 paper

  • AP European History Paper’s Author _________________________

    Analyze the extent to which Frederick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria

    advanced and did not advance Enlightenment ideals during their reigns.

    Note- 9= A (45/45) 5 = C (33/45)

    8 = A- (41/45) 4= D (30/45)

    7 = B (38/45) 3= D- (27/45)

    6= C+ (35/45) Below 3, _____ / 45

    9-7:Stronger

    -Has a clear, well-developed thesis

    -Is well organized

    -Addresses the prompt directly and completely

    - Supports the thesis with ample specific evidence

    -Carefully stays within the time period specified in the question

    -May contain minor grammar errors; even a 9 need not be flawless

    6-4:Mixed (Please use the symbols only to indicate problem areas)

    *Contains a thesis, perhaps superficial or simplistic

    !Has minor to medium organizational issues

    #Attempts to address the prompt, but may not succeed fully

    @ Some specific evidence in support, but not enough (or inaccurate supporting evidence)

    $mostly stays in the time period specified, but not always

    % contains notable grammatical errors

    3-2: Weaker

    **Thesis is confused, absent, or merely restates the question

    !!Has medium to major organizational issues

    ## Has a medium to major problems addressing the prompt

    @@not nearly enough specific evidence and/or evidence may contain major errors

    $$ May use wrong time periods

    %% writing has significant grammar errors

    1-0

    Poorer in all categories than a 3-2 paper


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