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Check out this guide on how to format your actual answers by CEO Amanda!
You must complete three SAQs, each consisting of three parts, in 40 minutes. This means that you should try to spend about four minutes on each part. You will have a choice of two questions for #3.
- 🔍 The Interpretation. You are given two secondary sources concerning periods 3-8. The questions will typically be in this form:
A. State the difference in interpretation in regards to _______ between authors A and B.
B. Give an event not mentioned to support Author A.
C. Give an event not mentioned to support Author B.
- 📸 The Stimulus-Based: You will be given a primary source pertaining to Periods 3-8. You will then be asked three questions requiring you to draw conclusions from your greater historical knowledge using a comparison or causation structure.
- ❓ The Open Question: This question will not have a stimulus, and will use the skill not used in Question #2. You can choose between two questions pertaining to Periods 1-5 and Periods 6-9.
You can see the guide linked above for how to write the actual answers, but here is the helpful ACE acronym summarized:
Answer the question.
Cite a piece of evidence. Don’t quote the source, except for maybe a term that he or she uses.
Explain how the evidence proves your response.
Best of luck with your studying and your Short Answer Questions!