Attitudes Toward the Mongols DBQAP World History Free Response QuestionPart A(Suggested Writing Time – 40 minutes)Directions: The following question is based on accompanying documents 1-8. The documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise. This question is designed to test your ability to work with and understand historical documents.Write an essay that:Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with evidence from the documents. Uses all the documentsAnalyzes the documents by grouping them in as many appropriate ways as possible. Does not simply summarize the documents individually.Takes into account the sources of the documents and analyzes the authors’ points of view.Explains the need for at least one additional type of document.You may refer to relevant historical evidence not mentioned in the documents.1.Using the documents, analyze the attitudes of various peoples toward the Mongols. Identify one additional type of document and explain brieFy how it would help your analysis.
Making a decision on where to go to college was hard. I didn’t know what I wanted from a school, besides a good program of the major I wanted to pursue (which is basically anywhere). I had friends going to universities and just that was persuading me in their direction. How in the world was I supposed to choose?
I had applied to a few schools. Nothing crazy. After my first round of college visits, I was basically set on going to Washington State University. This school was so appealing. Big, a nice Greek Row, good options for housing, and a beautiful campus. Little did I know the next visit I took would be even better.
Boise, Idaho. I had only been there once when I was pretty young, my family was just passing through while headed home on a road trip. All I can really remember is my parents stopping the car just so my brother could take a picture on the blue field. The stadium seemed like it towered over us.
The next time I visited was the fall of my senior year of high school. I came to visit the university because I knew of a few people older than me that went there and loved it. At first, I was skeptical. It was five and half hours from home, which was way too far for a short weekend trip home to visit. I was scared being that far away would be difficult for me (and my family). Although I had mixed thoughts, I fell in love with Boise. The city is growing and full of life. Campus is beautiful, busy, and just right in size. I almost hated myself for liking it so much.
Even after my instinctual thoughts, I was worried about how my college experience would go if I chose Boise State. How would I make friends if I was the only one from my high school going there? What about how far away my family is? Is this really the place that is best for me?
It came down to decision-making time and I chose Boise State, despite my worries. I took a leap, a big one at that, and I never would have expected myself to do so. Thankfully, I am still in love. Nothing could be better. I am a part of an amazing sorority that supports an inspiring philanthropy, I have friends that I really don’t know how I lived without in the first place, and I’m having the best experience in the classroom, both student and teacher wise.
Choose what will make you happiest. I know that is so cheesy, but it is what I learned from my experience with this life-changing choice. Your heart will surely tell you what you want, even if it may be scary. I would never go back and do this differently.