One of the most effective means of helping students improve their writing is by using a draft system, or "draft option" as it is usually called. Our "draft option" program is one of the most valuable services offered by our AP European History course.
Essentially a "draft option" is an opportunity for students to have an essay marked prior to the final deadline. A draft will be scored with both an unofficial grade and meaningful comments and then returned to the student later that same day so that revisions can be made. Submitting a draft is not required. It is left to the student to decide what they believe is in their own self-interest. Although it is indeed an option, it is highly recommended for all students.
Draft essays are due by 7.52 am the school day before the final deadline. So for example, if your final essay is due on a Thursday, your draft is due to Mr. Walters by 7.52 am on Wednesday. If your final essay is due on a Monday, your draft is due the Friday before by 7.52 am. Due to time restraints, drafts will not be accepted once Period 1 has begun. If you're not able to be in school that morning (for legal reasons or otherwise), have a friend deliver your draft to Mr. Walters before the start of Period 1. Also due to time restraints, emailed/"shared" drafts will not be accepted unless specifically and personally requested by Mr. Walters. Your draft should be handed directly to Mr. Walters. Do not leave it in his school mailbox or on top of his desk.
All drafts must be typed (double-spaced) in an appropriate font (such as New Times Roman or Palatino/size 10 or 12). The draft should have your name and period on the top of the first page of your essay along with the essay task (essay question). Ideally your essay draft should also have the pages numbered. Your essay draft must also have the appropriate rubric stapled to the front (blue for FRQ and green for DBQ) and an Essay Comment Sheet (pink) attached to the back. Prior to submitting your draft, please complete all the appropriate information on the rubric and comment sheet.
By the end of the school day, students will find their reviewed draft on the brown table that sits under the phone in Rm. 267. It is your responsibility to remember to pick it up by 2.20 pm. Should you forget to collect your draft by 2.20 pm, you must bear the responsibility of forgetting.
Other thoughts on the draft system. You can submit only one draft. With over 60 students taking AP European History, regretfully there is not enough time to grade multiple drafts from the same student. A student is welcomed to submit a partial draft, that is, one that is not fully completed. Obviously, a "grade" cannot be given to a partial draft, but certainly comments can be made on what has been written on the partial draft. It is not uncommon for students to submit just an introduction with a thesis for a draft. That is totally fine. That introduction will be evaluated. Essay drafts should not be uploaded to turnitin.com. Only final essay are to be uploaded to turnitin.com.
All essays in AP European History––both draft and final––should be original creations written personally by the student that is submitting it. Sources should be cited where appropriate according to those rules taught in your English class/by our school librarians.
Mr. Walters reserves the right to not read drafts that fail to conform to the required standards.
AP Euro DBQ Essay examples
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Unit 2 DBQ:
Discuss the extent to which the religious schism during the sixteenth century was symptomatic of political, social, and economic problems.
The religious schism took place in the 16th century, mainly between the Catholic Church and Protestants. During these times, many changes were brought forth to Europe during this schism. Although the religious schism brought forth an age of Reformation of the Catholic church, the religious schism started wars, revolts across Germany following the teachings of Luther, and the struggle for power between Catholicism and Protestantism.
The religious schism began because of the making of Protestantism. The Catholic Church was corrupted in many ways, for example, the selling of…show more content…
He stated that the bible had nothing to do with earthly justice. In the HRE, the church officials viewed the spread of Protestantism in Germany (which they viewed as heresy) was causing the rebellion to happen. As Michael Eisenhart is possibly a church official and views the rebellion as a part of Protestantism’s teaching. “…through certain citizens here who adhere to the heresy of Luther, it has come about that bad, false teaching has greatly got the upper hand.”(Doc 5) The church viewed this event as an event caused because of the teaching of a “heretic.” In the end, the nobles crushed the rebellion and killed about seventy five thousand peasants. This event strengthened the strength of nobles and Protestantism lost its appeal in the lower classes.
However, Protestantism continued to spread to areas in Europe. Other types of churches were made that was similar to Lutherism but different in ways of their own. For example, the Calvinists believed that no matter what people do, God has already decided their fate. One of the churches of Protestantism is the Anglican church. It was made by King Henry VIII, after the pope refused annulment from his wife. In the Act of Supremacy, English Parliament in 1534, Parliament, influenced by the monarchy and declared, “...that the king, our sovereign lord, his heir and successors, kings of this realm, shall be taken, accepted and reputed the only supreme head in earth of the Church of England, called Anglicans