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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The old rubric is integrated with the sample responses for each question, but I'll highlight some key differences between the old and current formats: The World History AP exam transitioned to a new format to more resemble AP US History and AP European History for the 2017 test.
This means that there are only two past exams available that use the current DBQ format: 7 "core" points and 2 additional points possible.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.For the corresponding DBQ examples and scoring guidelines, click "Sample Responses Q1." Note that these examples use the old rubric (which is integrated into the Scoring Guidelines for a given free-response section).General comments on the quality of the essay, outside information, and document analysis still apply, but the score is on a 9-point scale instead of the current 7-point scale, and some of the particulars will be different. 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.Then, when you compare the scores gave to the official scores and scoring notes given to the samples, you'll have a better idea of what parts of the rubric you don't really understand.If there are points you are consistently awarding differently than the graders, you’ll know those are skills you'll need to work on.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.