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Title: AP Language Exams


1
AP Language Exams
  • Prompts and Hints

2
Format
  • The AP Language exam comes in two parts
  • Section 1 Multiple choice
  • Section 2 Essays

3
Multiple-choice Section
  • Allotted time 1 hour
  • 60-80 questions
  • Questions come with prose passages
  • These questions assess how well you remember
    rhetoric devices, if you can interpret tone, and
    analyze technical aspects of language.

4
Essay Section
  • Allotted time 2 hours (with 15 mins for reading)
  • You will write three essays
  • Synthesis Essay. Sources will be provided. Argue
    for or against the topic.
  • Rhetoric Analysis. Excerpt will be provided.
  • Free-response. Quote will be provided.
    Agree/Disagree?

5
Writing the Essay Timing Yourself
  • In two hours, you have approximately 40mins to
    write each essay.
  • 5minsintro (include your thesis)
  • 25minsbody (more than one paragraph)
  • 5minsconclusion (synthesize)
  • 5minsreview/edit/revise

6
Types of Essays
  • Every year, the AP Exams change, so you will
    encounter a variety of prompts.
  • The Synthesis Essay is one that will always
    remain the same (but different topics).
  • There may or may not be a free-response essay.
  • In one way or another, you will be asked to
    analyze rhetoric and style.

7
Analysis Essay
  • These essays ask you to analyze the rhetorical
    strategies and stylistic elements of an essay.
  • Use the vocabulary from the Rhetoric Terms
    packet.
  • These essays determine your skill with reading,
    understanding, and analyzing challenging texts.

8
Types of Analysis Essays
  • Analyze the authors view or attitude on a
    specific subject.
  • Analyze rhetorical strategies that an author uses
    to achieve his/her purpose.
  • Analyze stylistic elements in a passage and their
    effects.
  • Analyze an authors tone and how they convey that
    tone.

9
Types of Analysis
  • Compare/contrast two passages with their style,
    purpose, or tone.
  • Analyze an authors purpose and how he/she
    achieves it.
  • Analyze how an author presents himself/herself in
    the passage.
  • Discuss the intended and/or probable effect of a
    passage to the audience.

10
Sample of Analysis Prompt
  • The following paragraphs are from the opening of
    Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. After carefully
    reading the excerpt, write a well-organized essay
    in which you characterize Capotes view of
    Holcomb, Kansas and analyze how Capote conveys
    this view. Your analysis may consider such
    stylistic elements as diction, imagery, syntax,
    structure, tone, and selection of detail.

11
Breaking It Down
  • The following paragraphs are from the opening of
    Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. After carefully
    reading the excerpt, write a well-organized essay
    in which you characterize Capotes view of
    Holcomb, Kansas and analyze how Capote conveys
    this view. Your analysis may consider such
    stylistic elements as diction, imagery, syntax,
    structure, tone, and selection of detail.

12
Sample of Analysis Prompt
  • Carefully read the following excerpt from Louisa
    May Alcotts nonfiction narrative Hospital
    Sketches (1863). In a carefully constructed
    essay, identify the authors intended effect on
    the reader and the ways in which the author
    recreates her experience as a nurse in a U.S.
    Army hospital during the Civil War. Consider such
    elements as pacing, diction, imagery, selection
    of detail, and tone.

13
Breaking It Down
  • Carefully read the following excerpt from Louisa
    May Alcotts nonfiction narrative Hospital
    Sketches (1863). In a carefully constructed
    essay, identify the authors intended effect on
    the reader and identify the ways in which the
    author recreates her experience as a nurse in a
    U.S. Army hospital during the Civil War. Consider
    such elements as pacing, diction, imagery,
    selection of detail, and tone.

14
Argumentative Essay
  • These essays determine your understanding of a
    controversial subject and to effectively
    communicate your point of view.
  • You need to understand the nature of the position
    taken in the prompt.
  • Take a specific standargue, qualify, or
    disagreewith the assertion.
  • Clearly and logically support your claim.

15
Agree, Qualify, Disagree
  • Do you think the same way as the author?
    (Agree/Defend/Support)
  • Do you think the author is totally wrong?
    (Disagree/Refute/Challenge/Oppose)
  • Do you think some of the things are right and
    some of the things are wrong? (Qualify)

16
Tone in an Argumentative Essay
  • You can be informal, personal, formal, objective,
    humorous, etc.
  • Be consistent throughout your essay.
  • Make sure it is appropriate for your purpose,
    which is to support your argument.
  • Impressing the grader should NOT be your purpose.

17
Argumentative Essay Grade
  • Your essay is graded for process and mastery and
    manipulation of the English language, not for how
    close you come to the viewpoint of the
    audience/grader.

18
Types of Argument Prompts
  • You will be given an excerpt/passage and then
    will be asked to defend or refute its assertion.
  • You might even be given a free-response, in
    which you support your claim with personal
    observations or experiences.

19
Sample of Argument Prompt A
  • A passage is given in which the author disagrees
    with the adage, Where ignorance is bliss, tis
    folly to be wise. Summarize the passages
    reasoning and agree or disagree with authors
    opinion.

20
Breaking It Down
  • A passage is given in which the author disagrees
    with the adage, Where ignorance is bliss, tis
    folly to be wise. Summarize the passages
    reasoning and agree or disagree with authors
    opinion.
  • Notice that this prompt does NOT offer the choice
    of qualifying your argument.

21
Sample of Argument Prompt B
  • A passage from James Baldwin about the importance
    of language as the key to identity and social
    acceptance is given. Defend, challenge, or
    qualify Baldwins ideas using your experiences,
    observations, or readings to develop your opinion.

22
Breaking It Down
  • A passage from James Baldwin about the importance
    of language as the key to identity and social
    acceptance is given. Defend, challenge, or
    qualify Baldwins ideas using your experiences,
    observations, or readings to develop your
    opinion.
  • Although it sounds like a free-response, if a
    passage is given, make sure to make a reference
    to the excerpt provided.

23
Synthesis Essay
  • These essays determine your ability to understand
    and analyze texts, developing and supporting your
    claim, and incorporating and citing sources into
    an essay.
  • Rather than give you multiple-choice test on MLA
    format, they want to see you use it.
  • Visual graphics range from graphs, statistical
    data, editorial cartoons, comics, advertisements,
    etc.

24
Types of Synthesis Essays
  • Expository essaydevelop your thesis and support
    it with specific examples from the sources
    provided.
  • Compare/contrast
  • Cause and effect
  • Analysis
  • Argument essaytake a position and support your
    claim with specific examples from the sources
    provided.

25
Sample Synthesis Essay
  • There will be the Introduction, Assignment, and
    list of sources.
  • Introduction A recent Supreme Court decision has
    provoked much debate about private property
    rights. In it, the court ruled that the city of
    New London was within the bounds of the U.S.
    Constitution when it condemned private property
    for use in a redevelopment plan. This ruling is
    an example of the classic debate between
    individual rights versus the greater good.

26
Sample Synthesis Essay
  • There will be the Introduction, Assignment, and
    list of sources.
  • Introduction A recent Supreme Court decision has
    provoked much debate about private property
    rights. In it, the court ruled that the city of
    New London was within the bounds of the U.S.
    Constitution when it condemned private property
    for use in a redevelopment plan. This ruling is
    an example of the classic debate between
    individual rights versus the greater good.

27
  • Assignment Carefully read the following sources,
    including the introductory information. Then, in
    an essay that synthesizes at least three of the
    sources for support, take a position that
    supports, opposes, or qualifies the claim that
    government taking property from one private owner
    to give to another for the creation of further
    economic development constitutes a permissible
    public use under the Fifth Amendment. Refer to
    the sources as Source A, Source B, and so forth.
    Notes in the parenthesis are for your convenience.

28
  • Assignment Carefully read the following sources,
    including the introductory information. Then, in
    an essay that synthesizes at least three of the
    sources for support, take a position that
    supports, opposes, or qualifies the claim that
    government taking property from one private owner
    to give to another for the creation of further
    economic development constitutes a permissible
    public use under the Fifth Amendment. Refer to
    the sources as Source A, Source B, and so forth.
    Notes in the parenthesis are for your convenience.

29
Hints for Synthesis Prompt
  • As you skim through sources, start annotating
    which sources support, refute, or qualify the
    assertion.
  • If you already know what position to take, start
    making a list of points to make.
  • Skim through the sources to find which ones would
    best support your claim.
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