Document-based questions are often employed in various kinds of tests and examinations in the parts of the world where they apply to educational systems. DBQ questions, also known as data based questions, rely on authoritative texts and test the student's general ability to understand and evaluate source documents, and to craft a well-supported and coherent response. For students who may be facing these kinds of questions on the test, here are some of the top strategies to answer DBQ questions and score well on this portion of an academic exam.
The Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course teaches students to write with richness and complexity in order to communicate clearly with advanced readers. The essays written in this course are to be less formulaic and more engaging to the reader. The focus is on the essay’s content and purpose as well as the intended reader. The students also need to be able to use a variety of research materials in their writing and be able to synthesize these various sources in an effective matter. Sources need to be cited in a critical manner and students must evaluate the legitimacy and purpose of the source.
AP® US History
This interactive institute will have something for every teacher, regardless of experience. A closer look at the curriculum framework and the new test is a given. Other topics include organizing the course, teaching strategies and skills, content specific lessons, grading essays, resources, and creating test questions. Participants will take home activities that can immediately be used in the classroom.
The primary focus of the institute will be to address the parameters of the course and look closely at the Curriculum Framework, including Historical Thinking Skills with thematic learning objectives. In addition, time will be spent examining the exam—multiple choice, short answer, long essay and DBQ.