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Secrets of the U.S. History Advanced Placement Exam

Feb 12 2008

Answers to free response questions constitute almost one-third of a student’s final grade on the Advanced Placement (AP) United States history examination.

In the Newsletter of the Organization of American Historians, November 2007, Michael Henry, a consultant for the College Board, examines the types of questions and prompts that appeared on the test from 1994 to 2006. Guiding Instruction: The AP U.S. History Free Response Essays offers insights into the patterns of questions and their frequency and suggests how to help students prepare for the exam.

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