Advanced Writing and Historical Thinking Skills for AP* World History
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Mastering the Essay is a supplemental resource focused on building strong essay-writing and historical thinking skills, and has been specifically created for the redesigned Advanced Placement* World History curriculum framework and 2017 exam. Mastering the Essay comes in two parts:
The Instructional Handbook is divided into units that parallel the writing process, so students learn to write excellent essays by building their writing skills one step at a time—from thesis to the closing paragraph. Additionally, the Handbook offers guided examples for all of the exercise types included in the Exercise Workbook.
- Based around a simple but powerful SIX-STEP WRITING PROCESS
- Detailed guidance on the new source-based MULTIPLE-CHOICE and SHORT-ANSWER QUESTION formats
- Includes a simple DOCUMENT ANALYSIS STRATEGY for tackling the primary and secondary source documents
- ONLINE UPDATES as changes are made to the AP World curriculum or exam
- Invaluable EXAM PREPAREDNESS TIPS and a collection of KEY TERMS
The Exercise Workbook (Available Summer 2017) contains over 100 practice exercises designed to strengthen the skills introduced in the Instructional Handbook. Additionally, the Workbook includes three Practice Tests (writing sections only), as well as complete answers and explanations for each and every exercise.
- OVER 100 EXERCISES approved by experienced exam readers
- 30 full-length DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTIONS
- COMPLETE ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS for each and every exercise
- ORGANIZED CHRONOLOGICALLY so you can choose exercises that coordinate with the topics and themes covered in class
- Developed by a small business focused exclusively on delivering Advanced Placement resources of the highest quality
About the Author
Tony Maccarella taught AP European History at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany, NJ for over a decade. Prior to teaching at Parsippany Hills, he taught at Egg Harbor Township High School and Dunellen Senior High School. Tony has been teaching social studies since 1982, and besides European History, he has taught World History, AP US History, Comparative Governments, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics and Military History.
Since 2002, Tony has served as a Reader and Table Leader for the AP European History exam. He is responsible for scoring AP European History exam questions, supervising other readers, and assisting with the clarification of scoring standards.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. Joseph’s University and a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University. In 1988, Tony was a New Jersey Governor’s School teacher-scholar, and in 1990, he was awarded the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Grant for his “History in the News” activity, a writing skills program that employs the journalistic process in the history classroom.
Tony is an avid traveler. He has bicycled across the United States, studied in China, and traveled through Italy with students from seven different History classes. When he is not writing or traveling, Tony likes to build things, including a 1968 Camaro, a kitchen, several desktop computers, and a portable aluminum decking system trademarked as the Porta-Deck.