Updated 9/23/21

This page is intended for to help you review the requirements for the APWH SAQ [Short Answer Question], DBQ and LEQ Exam Essays.

TIP #1: KNOW THE RUBRICS! Remember, ALL AP Histories use the same rubrics (APWH, APUSH, & AP Euro)


The BEST from Fiveable:

DBQ, LEQ, & SAQ Rubrics Points Explained



AP World History student offers suggestions for studying for the Exam & an AP World History teacher offers suggestions on how to answer Stimulus-Based Multiple-Choice Questions.



 The SAQ (Short Answer Question) - How To & Scoring Rubric


Document Analysis (HAPPY, DBQ) & Historical Thinking Skills [HTS] (Continuity/Change & Causation)







The DBQ (Document-Based Question) - Scoring Rubric

Remember, the DBQ prompt will focus on Period 3 (1450-1750) to Period 6 (1900-present)

DBQ Advice broken down point-by-point by AP College Board Question Leader Experts!

 Need to review a specific point requirement? The above video broken down point-by-point! THESIS, CONTEXTUALIZATION, DOCUMENT USE, ANALYSIS POINT, OUTSIDE EVIDENCE, & REASONING POINT

Tom Richey Explains the DBQ in Three Parts



The LEQ (Long Essay Question) - Scoring Rubric



Finally, some fun examples of the HTS Continuity & Change Over Time!

NFL TIMELINE: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?                                               Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?


100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?          75 Years of Superman: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?


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