AP US History DBQ & FRQ
There are some great online resources available for AP US History Document Based Questions and Free Response Questions. Review the list below to see all the best options.
Prior Year Free Response
These are the actual free response questions from 2015 through 2018. They are all based on the revised APUSH test, with short answers, DBQs, and long essay questions.
This video by JoczProductions has step-by-step instructions on how to write the APUSH DBQ. You may even want to watch this video a few times.
Long Essay Video
This video by JoczProductions is another excellent resource in learning how to write the Long Essay. Be sure to check out his other playlists while you’re at it!
Short Answer Video
This short video from JoczProductions does an amazing job explaining the free response questions while providing useful strategies for success.
Thesis Statements and Golden Rules
A 4-page PDF guide to writing historical essays. Includes excellent guidelines for writing a thesis statement, and contains 20 more tips and key terms to review.
APUSH Thesis Statements
This short PDF clearly explains the different types of thesis statements, when and where to use them, and their impact. Another great resource.
US History Writing
Another great guide for the APUSH essay and DBQ. Plenty of visuals to illustrate the concepts, so if you are a visual learner, this one is for you!