What was happening in the world during the key events that incurred change in your life? (For example how did the new millennium Year 2000, information technology boom, tech migration, etc. affect your life?)
All essays can be hand written or typed. Use 12pt. font (research states you remember material better when it is hand written)
I grade using the AP Rubric.
Let’s Work It Out
Your Essay Question:
What are the three specified areas?
What are the time period parameters?
Is there change or continuity, or both?
What can your thesis be?
How will you set up the rest of your essay?
Once you write your autobiographical essay, you will learn to convert these principles from the autobiographical timeline example to an actual CCOT essay and you’ll quickly realize why the CCOT has earned a reputation as the hardest essay on the APWH exam. It requires students to quantify the nature, amount, and timing of continuity and change. Merely acknowledging continuity and change isn’t sufficient. Essays should note the amount, timing, location, causes, and effects of continuity and3 change relevant to the question. The more specific you can be about these characteristics, the better your score.
So how does one do this?
Each quarter you will practice CCOT thesis paragraphs of various question prompts and you will write a complete CCOT essay. Over the year, my plan is for you to practice and write minimum of 4 CCOT essays before the AP College Board exam in May 2015.