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1 CCOT essay Plus A (different) sample question & answer

2 Read Question carefully! Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic world as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa and the Americas from 1492-1750. Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic world as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa and the Americas from 1492-1750.

3 1492 (why?) – 1750 1492 (why?) – 1750 Western Europe, Africa, Americas Western Europe, Africa, Americas Social, economic Social, economic Clearly note time, place, categories

4 Thesis Must be explicit, address all parts of the question (including time period) with an argument / answer Must be explicit, address all parts of the question (including time period) with an argument / answer NOT just a restatement of question! NOT just a restatement of question! Try to put full thesis in introduction (although AP readers dont require it) Try to put full thesis in introduction (although AP readers dont require it)

5 To what extent does this thesis fulfill the requirements?

6 Essay body – Bake the cake Addresses all parts of the question though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2 or 1) Addresses all parts of the question though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2 or 1)

7 Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2 or 1) Generalizations should be backed up by reference to people, places, dates, events, etc. [never use etc] Generalizations should be backed up by reference to people, places, dates, events, etc. [never use etc] ALL parts of the question require evidence ALL parts of the question require evidence

8 Evidence To what extent does the essay fulfill the core requirements? To what extent does the essay fulfill the core requirements? How many pieces of CORRECT information are included? How many pieces of CORRECT information are included?

9 Uses relevant world historical context to explain change /continuity over time Global historical context – connections between areas, relation to other, similar events/changes Global historical context – connections between areas, relation to other, similar events/changes

10 World historical context What examples of world/global historical context are included in this essay? What examples of world/global historical context are included in this essay?

11 Analyzes the PROCESS of change over time… Explain how/why the change occurred Explain how/why the change occurred Analyze the process by which the change developed Analyze the process by which the change developed

12 Analysis Where and how does the essay analyze a process? Where and how does the essay analyze a process?

13 Icing: - beyond the core scoring Pays attention to sequence of change Pays attention to sequence of change Analyzes cause and effect Analyzes cause and effect Isnt weaker on one category – shows solid knowledge on all Isnt weaker on one category – shows solid knowledge on all Provides exceptional amount of historical evidence Provides exceptional amount of historical evidence

14 More icing… Links to other relevant events as support also Links to other relevant events as support also Something exceptional… Something exceptional…

15 Change words new, novel, fresh, different, transmitted, introduced, initiated, brought in, instituted, started, then set up, brought an alteration to, exchanged, broke the pattern of interaction, began, transformed, modified, altered new, novel, fresh, different, transmitted, introduced, initiated, brought in, instituted, started, then set up, brought an alteration to, exchanged, broke the pattern of interaction, began, transformed, modified, altered

16 Continuity words non-stop, remained, unremitting, permanent, consistently, constant, unbroken, lasting, enduring, uninterrupted, continuously, maintained, didn't change, persisted, continued, remained steady non-stop, remained, unremitting, permanent, consistently, constant, unbroken, lasting, enduring, uninterrupted, continuously, maintained, didn't change, persisted, continued, remained steady

17 Read Question carefully! Describe and analyze the cultural, economic and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 CE and 1750 CE. Be sure to discuss a continuity as well as changes. Describe and analyze the cultural, economic and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 CE and 1750 CE. Be sure to discuss a continuity as well as changes.

18 Clearly note time, place, categories 1000CE – 1750CE 1000CE – 1750CE Place CHOICES (only one!!!): Place CHOICES (only one!!!): WEST AFRICA WEST AFRICA SOUTH ASIA SOUTH ASIA EUROPE EUROPE Cultural, economic, political Cultural, economic, political

19 Sample question Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean region from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean region from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E

20 Thesis Must be explicit, address all parts of the question (including time period) with an argument / answer Must be explicit, address all parts of the question (including time period) with an argument / answer NOT just a restatement of question! NOT just a restatement of question!

21 To what extent does this thesis fulfill the requirements? It fulfills the basic core requirements, but is not analytical. [no icing for thesis] It fulfills the basic core requirements, but is not analytical. [no icing for thesis]

22 Try to put full thesis in introduction (although AP readers dont require it) Try to put full thesis in introduction (although AP readers dont require it) Essay body must also address all parts of the question although not necessarily evenly Essay body must also address all parts of the question although not necessarily evenly

23 Does this essay address all parts of the question? Does this essay address all parts of the question? How is the essay organized? How is the essay organized?

24 Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence Generalizations should be backed up by reference to people, places, dates, events, etc. [ never use etc ] Generalizations should be backed up by reference to people, places, dates, events, etc. [ never use etc ] ALL parts of the question require evidence ALL parts of the question require evidence

25 Evidence To what extent does the essay fulfill the core requirements? To what extent does the essay fulfill the core requirements? How many pieces of CORRECT information are included? How many pieces of CORRECT information are included? Around 10? Around 10?

26 Uses relevant world historical context to explain change /continuity over time Global historical context – connections between areas, relation to other, similar events/changes Global historical context – connections between areas, relation to other, similar events/changes

27 World historical context What examples of world/global historical context are included in this essay? What examples of world/global historical context are included in this essay?

28 Analyzes the PROCESS of change over time… Explain how/why the change occurred Explain how/why the change occurred Analyze the process by which the change developed Analyze the process by which the change developed

29 Analysis Where and how does the essay analyze a process of change? Where and how does the essay analyze a process of change?

30 Continuity What remained more or less constant/ the same from before the beginning of the time period though until the end (within the categories) What remained more or less constant/ the same from before the beginning of the time period though until the end (within the categories)

31 Does the essay effectively address an appropriate continuity? Does the essay effectively address an appropriate continuity?

32 Icing: - beyond the core scoring Pays attention to sequence of change Pays attention to sequence of change Analyzes cause and effect Analyzes cause and effect Isnt weaker on one category – shows solid knowledge on all Isnt weaker on one category – shows solid knowledge on all Provides exceptional amount of historical evidence Provides exceptional amount of historical evidence

33 More icing… Links to other relevant events as support also Links to other relevant events as support also Something exceptional… Something exceptional… Does this essay have icing? Does this essay have icing?

34 Continuity words non-stop, remained, unremitting, permanent, consistently, constant, unbroken, lasting, enduring, uninterrupted, continuously, maintained, didn't change, persisted, continued, remained steady non-stop, remained, unremitting, permanent, consistently, constant, unbroken, lasting, enduring, uninterrupted, continuously, maintained, didn't change, persisted, continued, remained steady

35 Change words new, novel, fresh, different, transmitted, introduced, initiated, brought in, instituted, started, then set up, brought an alteration to, exchanged, broke the pattern of interaction, began, transformed, modified, altered new, novel, fresh, different, transmitted, introduced, initiated, brought in, instituted, started, then set up, brought an alteration to, exchanged, broke the pattern of interaction, began, transformed, modified, altered


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