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Mastering the Free-Response Essay Question on the AP European History Exam

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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Writing for the free-response essay is best when it is in which of the following voices?

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1. Why is a well-defined thesis statement the most important point of any free-response essay?

2. What is the FIRST thing you should do when beginning the free-response essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The free response essay portion of the AP European History exam will test your abilities to compose a well-organized essay in a timely manner based on provided prompts. This worksheet will summarize techniques to follow to master this final portion of the exam, and the quiz will test you on your understanding of these techniques and tips.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on your grasp of these aspects of the essay:

  • In which voice you should write
  • Critical portions
  • Proper steps in which to answer the prompts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the free response essay of the AP European History exam
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most effective method to approach the free response essay
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to develop your essay in a manner that will gain the highest possible score

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of this topic, study the lesson Mastering the Free-Response Essay Question on the AP European History Exam. You will learn about the following aspects:

  • How the prompts can help structure your essay
  • Choosing the prompt with which you feel the most comfortable
  • The importance of outlining your essay
  • Writing techniques, including the importance of paragraphs and concise sentences
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