Practice essays will help you to do well on the exam. Always relate everything to the government or something political and use lots of details. Spare tires are also another way to get more points. Study court cases, there will most likely be at least one of the essays about a court case. If you are not sure of an answer still try. The graders are more likely to give you points if you try on something than if you just leave it blank. If you have a graph question look at the graph before you read the question. Always try to find trends and look at the small details.