AP World History DBQ & FRQ
There are some great online resources available for AP World History Document Based Questions as well as the Free Response Questions. See our listing below for prior year questions along with some excellent writing guides.
Official Practice Questions
The 2017 practice test includes short answer questions, long essay questions, and a document based question. This is a great place to start your test prep.
Prior Year Questions
The College Board has posted the actual questions from 2017 and 2018 along with scoring guidelines, sample responses, statistics, and score distributions. Includes prior year short answers, long essays, and DBQs.
LEQ Chalkboard Talk
This video by Mr. Geoffrion does an excellent job explaining how to conquer the AP World History long essay question. It’s the first part of a five part series where he takes you through the rubric and each of the four historical thinking skills that are needed for this question.
Write Super DBQs
An excellent video from Mr. Geoffrion that shows exactly how to succeed with the AP World History DBQ. This video is only 16 minutes, but covers a lot of ground. Be sure to watch this!
How to Nail the DBQ
This slideshare presentation by Scott Keatley is fantastic. It provides a very strategic way to approach your AP World History DBQ, and gives you tactics to succeed even if you don’t know much about world history.
Document Based Question Tips
Another great World History slideshare, this one by Kimberly McEachen. Clearly explains with 40 slides many strategies for getting a perfect 9 on your DBQ. Includes some nice examples from actual essays.