# APUSH - Is this bad?

I only answered 49 MC because I didn't want to guess on ones I couldn't narrow down enough. I don't think I got that many wrong since I didn't guess much, but I also didn't think the were that easy. And my DBQ (3 pages) was good, probably around a 7/8. I was running out of time, so I just tried my best to write a simple thesis and list facts on the FQR (I did 2 and 5; 1.5 pages and 1.3 pages respectively). I literally started part B, when my proctor said to start part C. I think I got some like like a 5 and a 3.</p>

<p>It is it possible to still get a 4 with a test like this?</p>

<p>you could have done better than 49 MC, definitely, considering the fact that there were 80 questions. what i always think is if i can eliminate any choice i should guess.</p>

<p>if you did well on the multiple choice, and your essays are decent it should be okay. but the essay scores will be based on how well people answered them. </p>

<p>here's the composite score range for 2001 and 2002, respectively.</p>

<p>5 114-180 115-180
4 92-113 94-114
3 74-91 76-93
2 42-73 46-75
1 0-41 0-45 </p>

<p>there is a way to calculate the score, you have the multiply the essay scores by 4.5 or something like that. i'm not for sure though- but you definitely have a shot at getting a 4.</p>

<p>thanks. Yeah, I don't know what was going on with me. I drank too much coffee and I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of it. lol. But that was only like 2 minutes. I definitely couldn't focus enough.</p>

<p>thats happened to me before! ^
and anyone know the formula to calculate ur score 1-5?</p>

<p>This should help at least some of you, not sure though. Just guesstimate for scores, but don't be too liberal otherwise you may be shocked when scores come in.. And I mean in a bad way :) </p>

<p>hey if you go over by 1 year on the timeline they give you for the FRQ will they still count that fact? or is it just like they won't consider that fact in your essay?</p>

<p>@jaredririe
I don't think so. It's just like the SAT, where they just give you a point for what you get right, and take away 1/4 point for what you get wrong. Except I know they multiply your right-1/4wrong by 1.125.</p>

<p>^ My teacher told us that several times, so she might have messed me up. I had to keep a tally going of how many questions I skipped to make sure I answered at least 60.</p>

<p>Jarderirie, I really doubt it. That would be pretty stupid since you can answer 59 questions and get them all right and get a 5 on the test with essays that are 7ish</p>

<p>You still have a high shot at even a 5! I'm just guessing since you said you did pretty good? If you got say 4 wrong and 45 right, which is 40 raw. You got 7 DBQ, 6 FRQ, and 6 FRQ, you get 114 raw. That is a 5. (But you want to get a little higher than the curve so yeah.)</p>

<p>If you got say 8 wrong and 41 right, which is 39 raw. You got 5 DBQ, 5 FRQ, and 5 FRQ, you get 93.88 + raw. That is a 4.</p>

<p>what outside information did you guys use for the DBQ? because alot of what i used was in the 1840s. How much does that suck? :(</p>

<p>On the history exams, you can skip a BUNCH of MC and still get a 4 or 5 (assuming you did well on your essays.) I took APUSH last year, had no idea what I was talking about in my second essay and probably got about ten MC wrong in a row----and still made a 5. </p>

<p>As long as you backed up what you said in your essays in a convincing, factual manner, it will work. (Apparently they gave credit for my writing about Squanto. Who knew?)</p>

<p>Just my two cents.</p>

<p>For future reference if you can eliminate even one answer choice, guess! My teacher did the math, it makes sense.</p>

<p>But that being said, if you did really well on the ones you answered you have a chance.</p>

<p>But at the same time, keep in mind that only 8% got a 5 last year, so a 4 isn't the end of the world.</p>

<p>@PBABY
I added a lot of information that included stuff from the colonial period. I don't think it would hurt because it's still outside info.</p>

<p>@Indianjatt
That's awesome! But I'm trying to predict low, but still reasonably because I don't want to be really disappointed when I get my score.</p>

<p>Ohboi, you have the same philosophy as me. I always think pessimistically so the result is that much better and if I fail I still get owned. LOL</p>