Monday, September 23, 2013

AP US Government Free Response

Frank Franz made this last year and I am having my students watch it this year.  I would add only the way that essays are graded:
  • identify/define = 1 point
  • identify + explain (meaning how or why is something done) = 2 points
  • explain along (make sure you identify something and then say how or why) = 1 pt
  • reading a chart often asks for two things that occur over time = 1 pt
  •  describe = more detailed description than an ID
  • if it asks to id two things (do three in case one is wrong)
  • if it asks for the "fundamental" purpose only do one thing since by definition, you cannot have two fundamental things (definition of party is the example).

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