Official sample essay sets are a great way to test how well you understand the rubric.
This is why I recommend that you grade a sample set early on in your study process—maybe even before you've written a practice DBQ.
At the end of the test, you will see a scoring screen with your results. You will need to self-assess your responses for section 2.
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Below you will find documents, worksheets, Power Points, and videos that you could encounter on an APUSH exam.
If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for my FREE course that has practice questions based on these videos.This way, you can see how your ability to grade the essays like an AP grader Obviously, grading sample exams is a much more difficult process if you're looking at examples in an old format (e.g., AP European History or AP World History samples).The old scores as awarded by the College Board will be helpful in establishing a ballpark—obviously a 9 is still going to be a good essay using the current 7-point scale—but there may be some modest differences in grades between the two scales.Doing this will help you to get a sense of what makes a good (and what makes a bad) DBQ response.That said, not all DBQ essay examples are created equal.Welcome to Barron's online AP European History sample test!This test is similar in format and degree of difficulty to the actual AP exam you will see on test day.We'll start with AP US History, then move to AP European History, and finally wrap up with AP World History.Because of the test redesign in 2015, there are right now only four official College Board sets of sample essays that use the current rubric: To look at these, click "Free-Response Questions" for a given year.Some DBQ examples outside those available from the College Board might be worth looking at, particularly if they highlight how a particular essay could be improved.In general, though, a superior example will do the following: Here are your example essays!