How often you take the practice DBQs and how many times you repeat the cycle really depends on how much preparation you need, and how often you want to check your progress.
Take practice DBQs often enough that the format stays familiar, but not so much that you’ve done barely any skills practice in between. The general preparation process is to diagnose, practice, test, and repeat.
This will let you know where you need to focus your preparation efforts.
To do this, you will take a timed, practice DBQ and have a trusted teacher or advisor grade it according to the appropriate rubric.
If, for example, you got a six out of seven and missed one point for doing further document analysis, you won’t need to spend too much time studying how to write a DBQ.
Maybe just do a document analysis exercise every few weeks and check in a couple months later with another timed practice DBQ to make sure you’ve got it.The College Board has provided practice questions for the exam, including a DBQ (see page 200 in the linked document).If you’ve already seen this question, the only other questions available through the College Board are in the old format, because the 2016 DBQ is in a new, seven-point format identical to the AP US History exam., since this is a skill you will need for any DBQ exam (and for your entire academic life).Then, I’ll go over outlining essays, with some sample outline ideas for the DBQ. Finally, I’ll briefly discuss how to non-awkwardly integrate information from your documents into your writing.For the AP US History DBQ, you’ll be given a 15-minute reading period and 45 minutes of writing time.A selection of practice questions from the exam can be found online at the College Board, including a DBQ.Our students have gotten A's on thousands of classes, perfect 5's on AP tests, and ludicrously high SAT Subject Test scores.Whether you need help with science, math, English, social science, or more, we've got you covered. The first thing you need to do is to establish a baseline—figure out where you are at with respect to your DBQ skills.This is fine if you need to use them, but be sure to use the new rubric I advise you to save all these links, or even download all the Free Response Questions and the Scoring Guides, for reference because you will be using them again and again for practice.For this exam, you’ll be given a 15-minute reading period and 45 minutes of writing time.