On the AP GOPO exam at the end of the year, you will have to write a total of 4 essays. Throughout the year, Mr.Brock will prepare you by giving you an essay along with each unit test. Not only will you experience writing essays then, but you will as well write a few in class and will have to write essays on the weekend (about 1 each month) and turn them in on a website as if you are a practical college student. ALL essays you will write in his class will be timed and the prompts are most the time old prompts from previous AP GOPO exams. It is helpful if you make an outline before writing all essays and is very important to read through your essay making sure you answered all questions thoroughly and to your best ability.