Monday, Sept. 30 th. Do Now : Please pick up a semester exam review sheet, your assigned clicker from the front table, and turn in your essay pre-write worksheet (homework) to the homework bin. Silently find your assigned seat. In a moment, we will begin our Unit 3 review for tomorrow’s test.
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Do Now: Please pick up a semester exam review sheet, your assigned clicker from the front table, and turn in your essay pre-write worksheet (homework) to the homework bin. Silently find your assigned seat. In a moment, we will begin our Unit 3 review for tomorrow’s test.
What process should I use to write a DBQ Essay?
Homework: Finish DBQ Essay and submit to turnitin.com.
The DBQ is the second part of the AP Exam. You will complete it after a 5 to 10 minute break immediately following a 55 minute multiple choice section
The session begins with a mandatory 10 minute reading section, during which you will read the documents and take notes in the booklet.
You will then have an approximately 40 minute period to write your essay.
50% of your AP Exam score is drawn from the essay section, of which 33% of the section score comes from the DBQ
There are no “right” answers to a DBQ. They are worded in such a way that you can argue any number of positions
According to the College Board: “ Answers to standard essay questions will be judged on the strength of the thesis developed, the quality of the historical argument, and the evidence offered in support of the thesis, rather than on the factual information per se. Unless a question asks otherwise, students will not be penalized for committing one or another specific illustration.”
In other words, if you forget to mention a good, illustrative, historic event but manage to back up your point in some other way, you will not be penalized
However, you must include outside information, illustrating your knowledge of the subject
When you refer to a document provided, always use its name or author, not just its number or letter.