CONGRATULATIONS! You've survived the three largest sections of the AP World History Exam.  Bringing up the rear is the LOOOOONG Essay Question. Don't think you have to write 5 pages here.  It is simply named because they require you to write a bit more than the SHORT answer questions.  Good news: you will have an option between two choices.  Let's look at what the College Board says...

CONGRATULATIONS! You've survived the three largest sections of the AP World History Exam.  Bringing up the rear is the LOOOOONG Essay Question. Don't think you have to write 5 pages here.  It is simply named because they require you to write a bit more than the SHORT answer questions.  Good news: you will have an option between two choices.  Let's look at what the College Board says...

Students will choose one of two long essay questions to answer in writing. The long essay requires that students demonstrate their ability to use historical evidence in crafting a thoughtful historical argument. Students will analyze an issue using the historical thinking skills of COMPARISON, CAUSATION, CONTINUITY & CHANGE, or PERIODIZATION. As with any good essay, a good response begins with the development of a relevant THESIS. In the rest of the essay, students should provide evidence in a manner that is convincing, thoughtful, and built on a sound knowledge of historical information relevant to the topic.
One final question. You got 35 minutes. It will cover one of four types of questions (COMP, CAUSE, CCOT, or PERIODIZ).  Oh, and you need a thesis. 

One final question. You got 35 minutes. It will cover one of four types of questions (COMP, CAUSE, CCOT, or PERIODIZ).  Oh, and you need a thesis. 

Since there are 4 possible styles that the LEQ can take, below is a chart to guide you.  You'll need a thesis, describe and explain your answer, back it with evidence, and show synthesis (for a total of 6 points).

Since there are 4 possible styles that the LEQ can take, below is a chart to guide you.  You'll need a thesis, describe and explain your answer, back it with evidence, and show synthesis (for a total of 6 points).

Basic setup: They'll give you THE RUBRIC (below), then ask you a question.  You will need a thesis, use the skill they're asking for, back it up with evidence and synthesis.  Boom.  That's it.  Below are two examples given from their course description: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-world-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

Basic setup: They'll give you THE RUBRIC (below), then ask you a question.  You will need a thesis, use the skill they're asking for, back it up with evidence and synthesis.  Boom.  That's it.  Below are two examples given from their course description: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-world-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf


Then you're done. Take a nap. Breathe a sigh of relief.  Thank your AP World Teacher. :) CLICK BELOW to go back to the AP World History Exam page. 

Then you're done. Take a nap. Breathe a sigh of relief.  Thank your AP World Teacher. :) CLICK BELOW to go back to the AP World History Exam page.