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1 THE AP EXAM

2 The exam is 3 hours and 5 minutes in length and consists of two sections: a 55-minute multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section.

3 TOTAL TEST BREAKDOWN

4 Multiple Choice Breakdown Period Covered

5 Multiple Choice Breakdown: Material Covered

6 Multiple Choice Breakdown: How many questions? The 80 questions that appear in the multiple- choice section of the exam are designed to measure what students know of the subject matter commonly covered in introductory college courses in U.S. history You have 55 minutes for this section!

7 Multiple Choice Breakdown: How many do I need to get right? The difficulty of the multiple-choice section is deliberately set at such a level that a student has to answer about 60 % of the questions correctly to receive a grade of 3. So out of 80 questions --- you need to get at least 48 right (more is better, of course!)

8 Multiple Choice Breakdown: Should I guess? YES Points are not deducted for incorrect answers, and no points are awarded for unanswered questions. Because points are not deducted for incorrect answers, students are encouraged to answer all multiple-choice questions. LEAVE NO BLANK ANSWERS ALWAYS GUESS!!!!

9 Free-Response Section The free-response section of the exam consists of three parts.

10 Free-Response Section Part A includes a document-based essay question (DBQ) that must be answered by all students. ABOUT THE DBQ…

11 Free-Response Section: The DBQ The DBQ begins with a 15 minute mandatory reading period. SUGGESTED (and I SUGGEST you do) is 45 minutes to write your essay for the DBQ The DBQ is scored on a 1-to-9 scale.

12 SAMPLE

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14 Free-Response Section Parts B and C each include two standard essay questions. Students must choose one essay question from each part.

15 Free Response Summary THE DBQ is important! BUT it only counts for 22% of your total grade. The other two essays combined count for 28%. What this means is you cannot spend all your time on the DBQ!! To get a passing score you must write adequately (not great) on the essays. You are better off getting three scores of 5-7 than two 7’s and a 1!!!

16 Online Resources Seriously, this is a good resource! Check out Mr. Wallace AP US History Exam Chapters 2-5 Review Part 1

17 Online Resources Another good youtube resource is apushistoryguru (just type that into your search)

18 Online Resources ers/exam/exam_questions/2089.html ers/exam/exam_questions/2089.html

19 Online Resources Good Practice Quizzes! e.htm %20quizzes.html dan/pages/unittestquestions.html

20 Online Resources Good summary review of Presidents: Presidents of the United States (POTUS) Good site for primary sources: encyclopedia/content/american-legal- history.html

21 Online Resources Supreme Court Cases ellum/landmark.html

22 I hope this was helpful! Mr. Meadows


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