AP World History – Essay Rubric

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CCOT 1
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Has acceptable thesis (1) (Addresses global issues and the specific time period(s) specified)
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CCOT 2
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Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2)
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CCOT 3
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Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2)
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CCOT 4
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Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain change over time and/or continuity (1)
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CCOT 5
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Analyzes the process of change over time and/or continuity
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DBQ 1
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Has acceptable thesis
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DBQ 2
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Understands the basic meaning of the documents (may misinterpret one document)
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DBQ 3
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Supports thesis with appropriate evidence from all or all but 1 document
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DBQ 4
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Analyzes point of view in at least 2 documents
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DBQ 5
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Analyzes documents by grouping them into 2 or 3 ways, depending on the question
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DBQ 6
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Identifies and explains the need for one type of appropriate additional document or source
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Comparative 1
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Has acceptable thesis (1) (Addresses comparison of the issues or themes specified)
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Comparative 2
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Addressed all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2)
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Comparative 3
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Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2)
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Comparative 4
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Makes at least 1 or 2 relevant, direct comparisons between or among societies (1)
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Comparative 5
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Analyzes at least 1 reason for a small similarity or difference identified in a direct comparison (1)

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