The Document Based Question
One of the essays you will write for this class as well as on the AP exam will be the DBQ or document based question. For this essay, you will be given a prompt which will include a question, followed by six to ten short documents. You must analyze each document to determine its main idea, its "answer" to the question and its point of view. You will then need to group each document according to what it says regarding the essay question and write a coherent essay in which you answer the question, using the documents as evidence for your arguments. Use the links below for more specific information.