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Ap World History Comparative Essay Generic Rubric

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LEQ RUBRIC   ap_world_leq_rubric_2017

Short Answer Questions (SAQ)

SAQ Guide

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DBQ RubricEXAMPLE DBQ with markup

Prompt Evaluation

In order to clarify what each prompt is asking you look for directive verbs or phrases that are intended to direct the focus of the essay. Examples:

1. Analyze: Determine the nature and relationship of the component parts of; explain; break-down. Tell “how”, “why” something happened. It is like “cause and effect”.

2. Assess: Judge the value of character of something; appraise; evaluate. How true or false it is.

3. Compare: Examine for the purpose of noting similarities and differences. When the question calls for comparisons, they expect you to include differences as well as similarities.

4. Describe: Give an account of; tell about; give a word picture of.

5. Discuss: Talk over; write about; consider or examine by argument or from various points of view; debate; present the different sides of.

6. Evaluate: Give the positive points and the negative ones; appraise; give an opinion regarding the value of; discuss the advantages and disadvantages of.

7. Examine: Make clear or plain; make clear the causes or reasons for; make known in detail; tell the meaning of.

8. To What Extent and In What Ways: How much? In what ways did an event or condition relate to another? Understand both what was done and what was still left to be done. Anticipate counterarguments.



Welcome to AP World History

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading interpretative issues and types of historical evidence. The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity throughout the course. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with the consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study.

The AP World History is exam is on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the morning.


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