Ap World History 2010 Q3

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 192
  • Published : November 12, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
AP® WORLD HISTORY
2010 SCORING GUIDELINES
Question 3 — Comparative
BASIC CORE (competence)

0–7 Points

1. Has acceptable thesis.
1 Point
• The thesis must include both a valid similarity and a valid difference in methods of political control in two of the empires.
• The thesis must be relevant to the time period, but the dates need not be explicit. • The thesis must be explicitly stated in the introduction or the specified conclusion of the essay.
• The thesis may appear as one sentence or as multiple sentences. • A thesis that is split among multiple paragraphs or merely restates the prompt is unacceptable.
• The thesis CANNOT count for any other point.
2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly.
2 Points
For 2 points:
• Identifies at least one valid similarity and one valid difference in methods of political control.
• Discusses two empires but not necessarily evenly.
For 1 point:
• Identifies at least one valid similarity or at least one valid difference in methods of political control.
• Discusses two empires but not necessarily evenly.
3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence. 2 Points
For 2 points:
• Must provide at least five specific pieces of evidence (at least two from each empire). • Evidence must be within the designated time periods (e.g., evidence from the Roman Republic or Qin dynasty is not acceptable).

For 1 point:
• Must provide at least three specific pieces of evidence (at least one from each empire). • Evidence must be within the designated time periods.
4. Makes at least one direct, relevant comparison between/among societies. 1 Point
(The direct comparison may discuss either similarities or differences.) • To earn this point, the comparison must be made somewhere other than in the thesis. 5. Analyzes at least one reason for a similarity or a difference identified in a direct comparison.

• Analysis (reason why) must be related to a similarity or a difference in methods of political control between the two empires.
Subtotal

1 Point

7 Points

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

AP® WORLD HISTORY
2010 SCORING GUIDELINES
Question 3 — Comparative (continued)
EXPANDED CORE (excellence)
Expands beyond basic core of 1–7 points. A student must earn 7 points in the basic core area before earning points in the expanded core area.

0–2 Points

Examples:
• Has a clear, analytical and comprehensive thesis.
• Addresses all parts of the question thoroughly (as relevant): comparisons, chronology, causation, connections, themes, interactions, content.
• Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis. • Relates comparisons to larger global context.
• Makes several direct, relevant comparisons between or among societies. • Consistently analyzes the causes and effects of relevant similarities and differences. • Applies relevant knowledge of other regions or world historical processes. • Discusses change over time (e.g., changing methods of political control as the empires began to decline).

• Recognizes nuances within empires.
Subtotal

2 Points

TOTAL

9 Points

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

© 2010 The College Board.
Visit the College Board on the Web:...
tracking img