Tips for FRQ Writing

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 AP Human Geography
                 The Basics
• Three essays worth 50% of total exam score
• Points earned for correct info, no penalty for
  incorrect information
• All questions have multiple parts, make sure
  to answer ALL parts of the question
• Many questions will combine topics from
  various units
• Most include visuals
               Writing Style
• No official style required
• No intro or thesis is necessary
• Stick to the facts
• Do not forget what the question is asking you
  to do (define, compare, explain, etc)
• Use paragraph style
• Use specific vocabulary if possible
• 0 points if illegible
               Tips for Success
• Answer the easiest question first to help you
  manage time
• Outline each question before you write
• NEVER leave a question blank
• Review your work
• Don’t panic if you’re stumped
  – Carefully look at what the question is asking
  – You know more than you might think

				
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