The Top 5 MISTAKES Made on the DBQ—From the AP READERS
Need help on the DBQ? Consider signing up for my DBQ/LEQ/SAQ CRAM Course: https://www.heimlershistory.comIn this video Heimler comes to you from Louisville, Kentucky at the AP U.S. History reading. After reading and scoring hundreds of Document Based Questions (DBQ), he is going to explain to you the top five mistakes that occurred over and over again. But he'll also explain how to fix the mistakes on the DBQ so you can earn a top score on your next essay. The principles here are from the APUSH reading, but they apply equally to the DBQ for AP Euro and AP World (they're all scored on the same rubric). Here are the top five mistakes we saw on the DBQ:1. Thesis—not specific enough2. Contextualization—unrelated to the topic3. Sourcing—how to actually get this elusive point4. Quoting from the documents5. Handwriting—losing points because we can't read what you wroteIf you have any other questions, leave them below and Heimler will answer based on his experience in Kentucky.