Saturday, October 12, 2013
2013 CCOT Essay
This will be our final CCOT (change and continuity over time) essay for awhile. Next week we will be moving onto the C&C essay (compare and contrast) format. I want you to focus on your thesis statements and your supporting evidence this week as they are crucial to the AP exam. Remember, you receive one point for your thesis and an additional two more points for substantiating that thesis by using appropriate evidence. If you do not have a strong thesis or evidence, it will be very difficult to gain points in the other categories. On the AP exam, you also receive points by addressing all parts of the question (up to 2 points), bringing in relevant world historical context (1 point), and analyzing the process (1 point). Again, if you need a copy of the scoring guideline, please visit the college board AP World History Free Response Questions site: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/216943.html.
You should spend 35 minutes writing this essay (no more!) and should post it by November 5th. You will then respond to two other posts within your CCOT group by November 7th. I will be assigning new partners for the C&C essays coming up.
(From the 2013 College Board AP World History Test)
Analyze how political transformations contributed to continuities and changes in the cultures of the Mediterranean region during the period circa 200 C.E. to 1000 C.E.