AP English Language and Composition 2017 Free-Response Questions.pdf - 2017 AP\u00ae ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS ENGLISH

AP English Language and Composition 2017 Free-Response Questions.pdf

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2017 AP ® ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS © 2017 The College Board. Visit the College Board on the Web: . GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE. -2- ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SECTION II Total Time—2 hours, 15 minutes Question 1 Suggested reading and writing time—55 minutes. It is suggested that you spend 15 minutes reading the question, analyzing and evaluating the sources, and 40 minutes writing your response. Note: You may begin writing your response before the reading period is over. (This question counts for one-third of the total essay section score.) As the Internet age changes what and how people read, there has been considerable debate about the future of public libraries. While some commentators question whether libraries can stay relevant, others see new possibilities for libraries in the changing dynamics of today’s society. Carefully read the following six sources, including the introductory information for each source. Then synthesize material from at least three of the sources and incorporate it into a coherent, well-written essay in which you develop a position on the role, if any, that public libraries should serve in the future. Your argument should be the focus of your essay. Use the sources to develop your argument and explain the reasoning for it. Avoid merely summarizing the sources. Indicate clearly which sources you are drawing from, whether through direct quotation, paraphrase, or summary. You may cite the sources as Source A, Source B, etc., or by using the descriptions in parentheses. Source A (Kranich) Source B (calendar) Source C (Shank) Source D (charts) Source E (Siegler) Source F (ALA)

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