Overview of the Period
Today in class we took the information we’ve been researching and turned it into a piece of writing. I enjoyed this activity because it gave us the opportunity to showcase what we’ve been researching, while still practicing for the AP Test. In the past when we’ve researched our own topics, we would put the information in a slideshow and present, but I never really felt like that was preparing me for anything, and I never felt that I got to truly test my knowledge on the topic, because anyone can read an article and pick out a few key points from it. But, you have to actually think to write about it when we do it this way. In the past when we’ve done research projects, I wasn’t able to get the full meaning out of the articles and documents I read. But this time, I chose to research the Atlantic Slave Trade. I was able to learn a lot about the poor conditions the Africans were kept in on their way to the Americas, and I feel like this information will be able to stick with me because I was able to utilize it in writing.
If we were to do this again in the future, which I hope we do, I would make it so we know the important information to put in our writing, like our point of view, claim, transitions, and tone, because through my writing and the writing I read I felt that we didn’t know where to start and just started giving out information, but not with any clear purpose. I know on the AP Test what we need isn’t going to be spelled out in front of us, but for a practice
AP World History is actually one of my favorite classes this year. When I walk into class, it doesn’t really feel like we’re working, but at the same time, we’re still learning all the information and preparing every day. I really like the way we learn the information outside of class through the checklists, because it allows everyone to go at their own pace, and doesn’t waste the class time we have. Because we learn all of the baseline information at home, we’re able to focus on adding on to our knowledge and our writing. Something I struggle