Besides, even if the student knew little about the topic, he/she can still write something down and get some points instead of getting it flat out wrong just because they bubbled the wrong answer. In exchange for the addition of short answer questions, several multiple choice questions were shaved off. That’s right, your students can rest easy as there are now 55 multiple questions instead of 70.But before you can celebrate, keep in mind that students have approximately 55 minutes for the multiple choice section.
In short, students will be offered a set of questions and have to select and answer one of them.
Don’t get too comfortable though, as you only have 35 minutes to write an essay.
In these essays, you’ll have to use relevant historical knowledge to support your thesis.
However, it seems as the test creators have been bestowed with a gentler heart, as students will now be required to write one long essay.
Back when I was a student, I frequently felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information I was presented with.
With over 2,000 years of global history to cram for, it seemed impossible to learn all of it.
However, there were moments throughout the year that where I had to learn information that weren’t necessarily essential to the topic.
For instance, let’s use the Age of Exploration as an example.
With 2017 looming around the corner, it is only a matter of time before your students face the new AP World History exam.
While the test is still made up of two sections, there have been several major changes within these sections, ranging from less multiple choice questions to add short response questions and even a new course framework.