If, on the other hand, the exam is in a month and you are just trying to get in some skill-polishing, you might do a sample set every week to 10 days.It makes sense to check your skills more often when you have less time to study because you want to be sure that you are focusing your time on the skills that need the most work.
Having multiple sets of eyes will help you see if the scores you're giving are reasonable, since you won’t have an official 7-point College Board score for comparison.
The answer to this question depends on your study plans.
Because of the test redesign in 2015, there are right now only four official College Board sets of sample essays that use the current rubric: To look at these, click "Free-Response Questions" for a given year.
For the corresponding DBQ examples and scoring guidelines, click "Sample Responses Q1." Note that these examples use the old rubric (which is integrated into the Scoring Guidelines for a given free-response section).
Lastly, I’ll give you some helpful tips on how to best use sample essays in your own preparation process.
Some DBQ examples outside those available from the College Board might be worth looking at, particularly if they highlight how a particular essay could be improved.
One of the best ways to prepare for the DBQ (the "document-based question" on the AP European History, AP US History, and AP World History exams) is to look over sample questions and example essays.
Doing this will help you to get a sense of what makes a good (and what makes a bad) DBQ response.
This means that there are only two past exams available that use the current DBQ format: 7 "core" points and 2 additional points possible.
The old rubric is integrated with the sample responses for each question, but I’ll highlight some key differences between the old and current formats: Now that you have all these examples, what should you do with them?