FRQ Practice

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Quiz

The most common form of political participation is voting. However, citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting.

a) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting.

b) Explain one advantage of each form of participation you identified in (a).

c) Discuss two reasons people choose to vote over other forms of political participation.

How to Write an FRQ

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Read the first sentence of the question to determine what the TOPIC is.

Keep in mind that the THESIS, or argument, is often given to you in this part of the prompt as well. You do not have to create one on your own 

Sample FRQ – Topic/ Thesis

The most common form of political participation is voting . However, citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting.

What is the topic?

What is the thesis?

How to Write an FRQ

2. Underline the verbs in each of the lettered prompts that tell you what to do.  ◦ Identify, List, Give = just name the items…the reader should be able to underline individual words/ phrases that are the answer. This is usually accomplished in 1-2 sentences.

How to Write an FRQ

  ◦ ◦ Define = literally, define the term. Use precise, exact language wherever possible.

This is usually accomplished in 1 sentence.

Explain, describe, discuss = give details and support to the answer. Use the word “because” somewhere in the answer, if possible. Use examples, if you are sure of them, to help make your point. Be thorough and complete here!

This usually requires a short paragraph at least, or several sentences.

Sample FRQ - Verbs

a) b) c) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting.

Explain participation you identified in (a).

Discuss one advantage of each form of two reasons people choose to vote over other forms of political participation.

Based on these verbs, do you know what is expected in each part of the response now?

How to Write an FRQ

3. Determine how many points each part of the question is worth.

 Each piece of the question is usually worth 1 pt.  If you are asked to do 2 things, then that part of the questions will be worth 2 pts, etc.

Sample FRQ - Points

The most common form of political participation is voting. However, citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting.

a) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting. (2 points – 1 pt for each form identified) b) Explain one advantage of each form of participation you identified in (a). (2 points – 1 pt for each advantage discussed) c) Discuss two reasons people choose to vote over other forms of political participation. (2 points – 1 pt for each reason discussed)

How to Write an FRQ

4. Write your answer using the same format, labeling and numbering as the question.

5. Use COMPLETE SENTENCES. You will not be graded specifically on grammar and spelling, but the more imprecise, vague or confusing your answer is, the less points you will earn.

6. Repeat as much of the prompt as you can to start your answer.

Sample FRQ – Format/ Wording

a) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting.

a) “Two forms of participation in the political process other than voting are…” b) Explain one advantage of each form of participation you identified in (a).

b) “One advantage of _______ as a form of political participation is______ because… . Another advantage…” c)Discuss two reasons people choose to vote over other forms of political participation.

c) “One reason people still choose to vote over other forms of political participation is

because…”

How to Write an FRQ

7. Close the loop/ complete the circle!

 This means that the reader does not have to make any inferences or draw any conclusions on his/her own. You connect all of the pieces in your discussion.

Sample FRQ – close the loop!

a) Explain two reasons why students get to class late.

a) One reason students get to class late is due to the parking lot. The parking lot gets very congested around 7:25 every morning, and frequently, cars are backed up in both directions on Titan Dr.

What is missing from this answer?

Sample FRQ

Closing the loop!

 Explain two reasons why students get to class late.

a) One reason students get to class late is the parking lot. The parking lot gets very congested around 7:25 every morning, and frequently, cars are backed up in both directions on Titan Dr. Since

it takes so long for each car to either park or enter the Antelope parking lot, there are some students who arrive late to class, even though they may have been close to campus when the bell rang.

How to write an FRQ

• If you are still not sure about how to tackle the FRQ…review the handout I gave you as well!

FRQ #1 – PARTNER PRACTICE

The most common form of political participation is voting. However, citizens often choose to participate in the political process in ways other than voting.

a) Identify two forms of participation in the political process other than voting.

b) Explain one advantage of each form of participation you identified in (a).

c) Discuss two reasons people choose to vote over other forms of political participation.

FRQ #2 Partner Practice

 Political socialization is a major process for long-term development of public opinions. The family is generally regarded as the most important influence, but there are others as well. A) Define political socialization.

B) Explain why the family is considered to have the greatest influence on political socialization.

C) Explain how two of the following agents affect political socialization.

 Mass Media  School  Religion

FRQ #3 –practice!

 In the last half of the twentieth century, voter turnout in federal elections has declined. During the same period, voter turnout has been higher in presidential elections than in midterm elections.

a) Identify two factors that have contributed to the overall decline in turnout in federal elections and explain how each factor has contributed to the overall decline.

b) Identify and explain two reasons why voter turnout has been higher in presidential elections than in midterm elections.