Chapter 11: A Summary of the Free-Response Answer Section
50 percent of the exam is worth four mandatory answers.
Write each answer within 25 minutes.
Data-based answers should make references to the information provided.
All answers should give evidence in the form of historical or contemporary examples.
All tasks are listed in the question.
There are questions about politics and government.
Understand the topics tested by reading questions carefully.
The interrelationship between two subjects may be explored in some questions.
The tasks will vary depending on the question.
One question may ask you to explain, while another may ask you to illustrate, describe, discuss, or list.
Do you want to list or identify?
In your response, you can use incomplete sentences, bulleted statements, or phrases.
The free-response answer requires you to understand the nature of the question, write a response that demonstrates an understanding of the question using specific examples, and develop a logical, coherent response.
The rater can easily read your response.
If you don't have time, outline the rest of your answer.