Essay Writing Tips for APUSH

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Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and don'ts, an excellent thesis formula, and the process of responding to a document-based question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider adapting this resource to a rubric, and have your young historians check their draft essays across the guidelines given in this document
Classroom Considerations

  • There is a lot of information on this handout. Carefully read through it with your students, and be prepared with examples to illustrate what is being advised
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Detailed handout that students can continually turn to for reference
  • Also provides information on the structure of the AP US history essay questions, including number of questions and time allotted

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