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Mr. Rubin

MacArthur High School (516) 434-7225; Salk Middle School (516) 434-7350

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There are 2 essays on the AP World History Exam: 1) DBQ;  2) Long Essay (LEQ)


1) DBQ

 

 

 DBQ Explained

 

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2) Long Essay

The long essay can be one of 3 types:

1. Causation

2. Comparison

3. Continuity and Change over time

 

 

 Long Essay Explained

 

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TO SUMMARIZE THE LEQ SCORING, YOU GET 1 POINT FOR EACH OF THESE (TOTAL 6 PTS):

- THESIS - BE SPECIFIC

- CONTEXT - 3 SENTENCES USUALLY GOOD

- AT LEAST 2 PIECES OF EVIDENCED RELEVANT TO TOPIC

- SHOW HOW EVIDENCE ANSWERS THE THESIS

- EXPLAIN WHY/HOW THE EVIDENCE ANSWERS THE THESIS

- RELATE TO ANOTHER AREA OR TIME PERIOD AND EXPLAIN SIMILARITIES