LESSON: FRQ’S & EXAMPLES THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO… Explain concepts using examples. FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS We’ve been talking about, and will continue to talk about FRQ’s. Keep in mind these are 35% of your grade and 50% of the AP test in May. We’re breaking up the questions and how to respond to it. Want more? Google “College Board AP Human FRQ’s” and go to the College Board website for examples of past questions! EXAMPLES ARE OUR FRIENDS Even if a question doesn’t ask for an example; you should always include it as a safety net OR sometimes the rubric includes a point for an example, even if it’s not stated. Always make your first example your strongest; it doesn’t have to be long, but it needs to be SPECIFIC. What does specific mean? Nouns. (Names a person, place, or thing). Even better if it has a capital letter. Example: A country. Better example: Peru More often than not, I won’t count an example unless it’s specific. It also needs to be non-fictional (so real, change everything in Things Fall Apart to Nigeria. EXAMPLES OF EXAMPLES “An area on earth that is defined by one or more distinctive characteristics is a region” (That’s just me giving you a definition right now) Example: Carnegie Vanguard is a region (TS) because it is a formal group of houses and businesses set together on a Houston city map with a shared name (CD). My example has a TS this is the part that answers the question of what is an example of a region. It is specific, meaning it is a proper name (best example). My examples has a CD this is the part that ties it to the definition in how it meets the definition. LET’S TRY AGAIN…THIS TIME KIND OF LIKE A QUESTION…. Discuss a formal region. Abridged Answer: A formal region is an area within which everyone shares in a common or more distinctive characteristic. (Make sure you’re doing your operator verb) Example: The Montrose neighborhood is an example of a formal region (TS) because of land surveying by the city of Houston that gives clear boundaries (CD). +1 OF EXAMPLES Always use your best example first, then do your best to also give a second example in FRQ’s. Make sure your second example is DIFFERENT and can stand alone from your first example. Example: The Montrose neighborhood is an example of a formal region that has uniformity (TS), because it is seen as wealthy, even though it has some lower income families (CD). Note: Remember the prompt discuss? it actually has you present two sides of an issue). AGAIN! LET’S JUST DO ONE MORE… Example: An example of a functional region (TS) is a Wi-Fi hotspot because the signal is organized outward from the center receiver (CD). Note: Essentially, your example is showing that you know what the definition of the term is because you’re identify how it is used. Remember: Specific as possible! Technology vs. Computers Must be REAL, can’t use Disney. This is what you’re doing on Friday’s; you’re reading articles so you have ideas of examples that you can apply. The submission on Friday’s is just ONE example from the article’s you’ve read. Make sure you have a TS and a CD; with the CD tying directly back to the portion of the definition it applies to!!