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Ch 28: Portions of the AP World History Exam

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Watch video lessons and learn about the different strategies for approaching and answering AP World History exam questions. The quizzes that follow each lesson can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Portions of the AP World History Exam - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Preparing for an extensive exam in AP World History requires not only knowing specific facts about the last 10,000 years of human history, but it also requires understanding how to approach each type of question. Whereas multiple-choice questions are looking for answers that are given on the page, essay questions require more development. Sometimes it's difficult to know what to include to satisfy the questions and to show your breadth of knowledge, but there are strategies that can better prepare you for the exam. After viewing the lessons for this chapter, you will gain a fuller understanding of the following:

  • Using the process of elimination for multiple-choice questions
  • Identifying different types of essay questions
  • Spotting key instruction words in essay questions, such as assess or analyze
  • Applying critical thinking skills to develop stronger essay responses

Video Objective
Mastering Multiple Choice Questions on the AP World History Exam Go over the historical period breakdown structure of 70 questions, discuss study strategies based on the breakdown, and examine answer selection techniques.
Mastering the Document-Based Essay Question on the AP World History Exam Understand primary source documents, identify connections between documents, and go over essay writing strategies to showcase connections.
Mastering the Free-Response Essay Question on the AP World History Exam Examine the differences between the comparative essay question and the change-over-time essay question, learn how to write answers without source documents, and explore techniques for writing thoughtful answers that are more than just a list of historical facts.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: Portions of the AP World History Exam
Mastering Multiple Choice Questions on the AP World History Exam (Section I: Part A)

1. Mastering Multiple Choice Questions on the AP World History Exam (Section I: Part A)

In this lesson, we will learn about the multiple-choice section of the AP World History exam. We will also cover a few strategies that can help students succeed on this portion of the exam.

Mastering the Short Answer Question Section (Section I: Part B)

2. Mastering the Short Answer Question Section (Section I: Part B)

In this lesson, we will learn about the short answer section of the AP World History exam. We will see what this section consists of and what is required to complete this section. We will also highlight strategies that will help students succeed in this portion of the exam.

Mastering the Document-Based Essay Question on the AP World History Exam (Section II: Part A)

3. Mastering the Document-Based Essay Question on the AP World History Exam (Section II: Part A)

In this lesson, we'll learn about the the document-based essay on the AP World History exam. We'll take a look at some strategies and tips that can help you succeed in this portion of the exam.

Mastering the Free-Response Essay Question on the AP World History Exam (Section II: Part B)

4. Mastering the Free-Response Essay Question on the AP World History Exam (Section II: Part B)

In this lesson, we will learn about the free-response long essay question on the AP World History exam. We will find out what is expected in this exam section and we will highlight tips and strategies that will help cultivate success.

AP World History Exam Scores

5. AP World History Exam Scores

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