I'm debating whether or not to give the essay topics ahead of time. Next week my ninth graders (honors world history) will take a practice AP exam: 70 mult. choice questions, 3 essays; 3 hrs 5 minutes. I've review for the midterm the past week, but I'm debating giving them the change over time essay topic. The DBQ will remain unknown, as well as the compare and contrast essay. I know it's really not that big of a deal, but the other teachers are giving them same midterm and I have spoken with them about telling my kids about the essay topics and 1 said they would tell their kids too, the other flat out said it's a bad idea.