updated 12/29/17 APWH EXAM ESSAY REVIEW RESOURCES This page is intended for to help you review the requirements for the APWH SAQ [Short Answer Question], DBQ and LEQ Exam Essays.
The new, streamlined essay rubrics are available by clicking HERE. Student from Abilene, Texas offers his recommendations for succeeding on the APWH Exam!
As for the AP World History Exam, we've got one stop left.
You will probably spend more time working on this essay in class than any other.
Perhaps, you can even create new information based on your knowledge. No Bull, you need to have a lot of outside information. Also, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and poll taxes became obstacles for voting. Already, major court cases of the 1950s found segregation to be unconstitutional. Soon, others such as women and minorities began to demostrate for increased civil rights as well.
Do you know how important those little questions are after the documents? As you go through each document, jot down notes in the margins. For example, consider a document that deals with the Fugitive Slave Act. In addition, reformers such as Martin Luther King, Jr. you need to do the following: Have a logical and clear plan of organization. The number of paragraphs is usually determined by the amount of bullets in the question. That's a paragraph per court case for each bullet (or square on the above chart).
You could answer a thematic essay in two sentences and be sort of correct ... Even though the 14th Amendment said that all should be treated the same under the law, segregated schools, restaurants, and drinking fountains prevailed in the South. I know it sounds obvious, but you really need to write about a topic you know very well.
Ferguson decision, "separate but equal" was seen as Constitutional.
Put in the work, read your textbook, listen carefully to your teacher's lectures and the results will follow.Civil Rights had become an important issue of the day, as already Jackie Robinson was playing baseball and President Truman had integrated the army so African Americans and whites could fight side-by-side." Do you see the difference there? For instance, if the essay is on "Technology Bringing Change," then choose what you can write the most on. KNOW THE FOLLOWING SEVEN THINGS, AND YOU HAVE A GREAT CHANCE OF KNOCKING THIS OUT OF THE PARK. Abolition, Suffrage, 1970s Feminism, Prohibition and Temperence (no-alcohol), and Civil Rights also work. If it's on the Progressive Era, then use muckrakers such as Upton Sinclair.To me, I would think you could write much more on the - Explain the Amendment involved. Historically, the following are the topics found most often on thematics. To be on the safe side, I recommend knowing 3 Court Cases REALLY WELL. If it's abolition, know writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe ( - Wars can be used for Foreign Policy, Turning Points, Change, and Conflict. So, CLICK HERE for a file on the DBQ rubric and how you will be scored at the Reading in July. You will probably spend more time working on this essay in class than any other. Click the banner below to go to the page devoted to the LEQ (Long Essay Question):" So, the DBQ has many moving parts.you need to do the following: Have a logical and clear plan of organization. The number of paragraphs is usually determined by the amount of bullets in the question. That's a paragraph per court case for each bullet (or square on the above chart). Then, read the question so you know specifically what is being asked. Usually there's about three topics in a general category such as civil rights violations, change, turning points, or technology. However, once Reconstruction ended, a period of Home Rule occurred in the South whereby the 14th and 15th Amendment were not guaranteed to all.Also, have an introduction and conclusion that doesn't just restate the theme. But usually, if they ask for two court cases as shown above, a body paragraph for each one will do. Does that mean you can't get a good grade with 2 body paragarphs? According to the state standard, you can get a 5 if you have very good organization, you analyze and answer all parts thoroughly, and include a lot of facts, examples, and details. I know, it's hot outside and you want to go swimming. Organize the documents by topic so you know which ones will fit in the same paragraph when you write. Here, African Americans endured Jim Crow laws, which made "separate but equal" the law of the land. These pieces of legislation became turning points in fighting discrimination, and making the dreams of Reconstruction a reality.- Discuss how the court case either expanded or limited rights. For this type of question make the following grid: This type of grid will ensure that you won't miss or mix up a question. "You can not write on certain topics." Make sure you read the bold words! Also wars are good for Presidential decisions such as dropping the atomic bomb in WWII, or suspending habeas corpus in the Civil War. My recommendation would be to first scan the document. If you just copy over the documents, you'll have a really long and TERRIBLE essay. If they are asking about the changes brought on by the Civil Rights Era, and you just summarize the "I Have a Dream" speech without focusing on the question, you are NOT doing it correctly!Now that you are organized, you can write the essay with EVEN MORE details! On a 2014 Court Case essay, you couldn't write about Brown v. The Cold War is easy to write about because your teachers probably just covered it! Notice who is speaking, what the year is, and the focus of the document. I.) That's not the outside info we are looking for! If they say: Dating back to the days of Reconstruction, the government attempted to give African Americans rights to equality and suffrage.Although writing is an art form in itself, writing a high scoring DBQ or FRQ can be done through practice and of course studying. Writing an effective DBQ/FRQ doesn't start when you get the prompt and begin pre-writing.It starts as soon as you enter your history classroom each day.