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Writing the

Continuity and Change


over Time (CCOT)
Essay
A Review

Important Information:
1. Allotted response time for the CCOT is 40 minutes, of
which the College Board suggests 5 minutes be spent on
pre-writing.

Important Information:
1. Allotted response time for the CCOT is 40 minutes, of
which the College Board suggests 5 minutes be spent on
pre-writing.
BUT REMEMBER ...

Important Information:
1. Allotted response time for the CCOT is 40 minutes, of
which the College Board suggests 5 minutes be spent on
pre-writing.
BUT REMEMBER ...
2. You can spend as much time pre-writing as youd like, but
remember to leave yourself enough time to write an essay
response!

Important Information:
1. Allotted response time for the CCOT is 40 minutes, of
which the College Board suggests 5 minutes be spent on
pre-writing.
BUT REMEMBER ...
2. You can spend as much time pre-writing as youd like, but
remember to leave yourself enough time to write an essay
response!

3. Remember that the main task is to IDENTIFY and


ANALYZE continuities and changes about a given theme
that happened in a given space and across a given time.

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points):


1. An acceptable analytical thesis [ 1 point]
- answers the question(s) asked directly & specifically!

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points):


1. An acceptable analytical thesis [ 1 point]
- answers the question(s) asked directly & specifically!
- thesis addresses at least 1 continuity and at least 1
change about the given theme in the regions & time
period specified

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points):


1. An acceptable analytical thesis [ 1 point]
- answers the question(s) asked directly & specifically!
- thesis addresses at least 1 continuity and at least 1
change about the given theme in the regions & time
period specified

2. Either:
(a) Addresses all parts of the question (both
and C,
etc.), though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly
[2 points]; OR
(b) Addresses most parts of the question (e.g.
but
not C, etc.) [1 point]

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points), cont.:


3. Either:
(a) Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical
evidence (at least 6 pieces/examples) [2 points]; OR
(b) Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate
historical evidence (at least 4 pieces/examples)
[1 point]

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points), cont.:


3. Either:
(a) Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical
evidence (at least 6 pieces/examples) [2 points]; OR
(b) Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate
historical evidence (at least 4 pieces/examples)
[1 point]
- if the essay does not include an acceptable thesis
(Point 1), then the essay CANNOT earn credit for
evidence (Point 3)

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points), cont.:


3. Either:
(a) Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical
evidence (at least 6 pieces/examples) [2 points]; OR
(b) Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate
historical evidence (at least 4 pieces/examples)
[1 point]
- if the essay does not include an acceptable thesis
(Point 1), then the essay CANNOT earn credit for
evidence (Point 3)
4. Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain
continuity and change over time [1 point]
- essay mentions other global events occurring at the
same time, and can connect them to the prompt

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points), cont.:


5. Analyzes the process of change over time [1 point]
- essay explains why at least one of the stated changes
or continuities may have occurred

Requirements (Basic Core; up to 7 points), cont.:


5. Analyzes the process of change over time [1 point]
- essay explains why at least one of the stated changes
or continuities may have occurred

Extended Core (up to 2 additional points):


Note: Extended Core expectations must be done
CONSISTENTLY in order to earn additional points!)
- a clear, expanded, analytical thesis
- analyzes all issues of the question [is balanced]
- provides 8+ pieces of evidence/examples
- provides links with relevant ideas, events, etc.
- additional historical thinking skills

Next Steps?

Next Steps?

Review: What are the


WHAP themes?

Next Steps?

Review: What are the


WHAP themes?
Review: What are the
WHAP regions?

Next Steps?

Review: What are the


WHAP themes?
Review: What are the
WHAP regions?

Review: What are the


WHAP periods?

Remember:

Remember:
Your much-hated
PERSIAEns
Charts are helpful
study aids!

Remember:
Your much-hated
PERSIAEns
Charts are helpful
study aids!

Why are they


helpful study aids?

Remember:
Your much-hated
PERSIAEns
Charts are helpful
study aids!

Why are they


helpful study aids?

They help you see patterns of


continuity and change over
time in a given region!
Double-check the content on your charts with the online
grading keys!