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2 How To Do an APUSH DD BB QQ Thanks to Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S., Chappaqua, NY for material and formatting idea

3 2008 AP® UNITED STATES HISTORY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS UNITED STATES HISTORY SECTION II Part A (Suggested writing time—45 minutes) Percent of Section II score—45 Directions: The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A-I and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only by essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period. DOCUMENT A Source: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964 Whereas the United States is assisting the peoples of southeast Asia to protect their freedom and has no territorial, military or political ambitions in that area, but desires only that these people should be left in peace to work out their destinies in their own way: Now, therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression. © 2008 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE Analyze the ways in which the Vietnam War heightened social, political, and economic tensions in the United States. Focus your answer on the period 1964 to 1975.

4 A “Dazzling” D.B.Q. Is Like a Tasty Hamburger

5 First You Must Place an Order (Prepare to Write) You cannot write an adequate answer without a clear understanding of the question Understand key terms in the question (prompt). – –Analyze – – –Assess/Evaluate – – –Compare – – –Contrast – – –Describe – – –Discuss – – –Explain – Menu: Analyze the Question

6 Don’t Forget Your Drink S P R I T E All DBQs should address either political, economic, and/or social aspects You will know what to address because those specific words will be in the question)

7 Place Your Order (Develop a Thesis) Thesis – your opinion on the given topic Thesis must be stated in your opening paragraph – –The reader must immediately know your position on the question before reading the rest of your essay – –For full credit on your essays you must clearly state your position and indicate how you will support it AP® UNITED STATES HISTORY 2011 SCORING GUIDELINES © 2011 The 8–9 Essay Contains a clear, well-developed thesis that: Effectively uses a substantial number of documents. Develops the thesis with substantial and relevant outside information. May contain minor errors that do not detract from the overall quality of the essay. Is well organized and well written. The 5–7 Essay Contains a thesis that: Effectively uses some documents. Supports the thesis with some relevant outside information. May contain errors that do not seriously detract from the overall quality of the essay. Has acceptable organization and writing. The 2–4 Essay Contains an unfocused or limited thesis, or simply paraphrases the question. Deals with the question in a general manner; simplistic, superficial treatment of the subject. Merely paraphrases, quotes, or briefly cites documents. Contains little outside information, or lists facts with little or no application to the question. May have major errors. May be poorly organized and/or written

8 Make It a Combo Meal (Group Documents) Read through the documents and see how they relate to the question Notice who is writing or saying it and what perspective they are taking – are they taking a position? Group the people by either what they are saying, believe in, or what social class they belong to, etc. Doing this step will allow you to establish the all- important _________________ in your essay. While writing this essay you must write about what different people were thinking during the time. Notice how many documents are given, in order to pass this essay you should use at least half of the documents given. You do not have to use all of the documents, but try to use the majority of them. Treat charts, graphs, maps, or pictures very seriously. They provide good information and are included for a purpose. Discuss their meaning and incorporate in your essay. Some documents will be more important than others as they relate to the question more significantly. On scratch paper write down a table of some kind and categorize each document. This will make it easier when writing your essay.

9 The “Top Bun” of your essay! 4-6 sentences The Introductory Paragraph

10 1.E stablish 2.C reate a clear 3.A llude to the o or categories you will discuss to support your thesis statement No “laundry list!” 4.F ocus on the question at hand—do NOT begin with a “flowery” sentence! The Introductory Paragraph

11 The “tasty” part of your essay! 8-12 sentences+ per paragraph The “ ” Meat ” ” Paragraphs

12 1.I dentify your in the first sentence 2.I nclude the documents that are relevant to support the ideas in the paragraph 3.U se most of the documents given 4.B ring in supportive outside information This is critical!! o.k. = “o k ” (*Why were these documents selected?) The “ ” Meat ” ” Paragraphs

13 1. ? 2. ? 3. ? 4. ? 5. ? 6. ? Remember, docs. can be used in a variety of ways! Questions to Ask Yourself About the Documents

14 1.Thomas 1.Thomas Paine, in his pamphlet, Common Sense, Sense, said: “………………….” 2.Joe 2.Joe Smith, a mid-Western delegate to the Republican convention in 1912, 1912, agreed with….. 3.The 3.The 19 c 19 c historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, Turner, felt that …………………. (Doc. E) Avoid: “In Document E, …” How to Reference a Document in Your Essay

15 The “Bottom Bun” of your essay! It holds it all together! 3-4 sentences The Concluding Paragraph

16 1.S tart with a “concluding phrase” 2.R estate your thesis statement a bit differently 3.P ut your essay answer in a larger historical perspective End of some trend/movement/idea, etc. Beginning of some trend/movement/idea End of one & beginning of another. Do NOT end on the note that this is the reason we are where we are today! The Concluding” Paragraph

17 Put It All Together, And....

18 Ummmmm, Burger! I Mean, A Perfect Essay!

19 (Leave) A Tip Before you start writing, always organize your thoughts – –Outline – –Table – –Graphic organizer

20 YOUCANDOIT!!YOUCANDOIT!!

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22 Create a rough draft in outline form using this format: Skip a line from your intro. ¶ Identify the “theme”/thesis of this first “meat” ¶ [underline or highlight it] Indent bullets listing all facts/doc. info. and other “o.i.”s “o.i.”s that you will need in that ¶ When done with that ¶, ¶, skip a line and do the same for the other “meat” ¶s 1.Write 1.Write out your introductory paragraph. 2.Create 2.Create a loose outline of your “meat” ¶ s ¶ s in this manner: DO-NOW In Class: 3.Skip 3.Skip a line after your last “meat” ¶ and write your concluding ¶ out in full.

23 Write out your introductory paragraph in full, underlining your thesis statement. ¶ 1 ¶ 1 sub-topic title  Information  Information from a document (Doc-B) from another document (Doc-E)  Some  Some outside information (OI)  Different  Different info. from the same document (Doc-E) ¶ 2 ¶ 2 sub-topic title  Information  Information from a document (Doc-A)  Some  Some outside information (OI) outside information (OI)  Information  Information from another document (Doc-H) Outline Format

24 ¶3 ¶3 sub-topic title  Information  Information from a document (Doc-C) from another document (Doc-D)  Some  Some outside information (OI)  Information  Information from another document (Doc-F)  New  New information from the same document (Doc-F)  Some  Some outside information (OI) outside information (OI) Write out your concluding paragraph in full. Outline Format

25 Now, Go Home & Write Your Essay And Dazzle Me With Your Brilliance!

26 1.D ouble space. 2.O ne-inch margin all around the page. 3.O nly use size 10 or 11 font [NOT 12 or 14!!] 4.U se only arial or comic sans fonts [NOT Times News Roman!] 5.3 – 3 ½ pages ONLY!! 6.D on’t double-double space between ¶s. 7.I ndent the first word of a ¶ one inch. 8.B oldface document referencing. 9.U nderline your thesis statement. Typing Format


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