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D1-The-Ultimate-Student’s-Guide-to-Preparing-for-the-AP-Spanish-Language-Exam-v2.pdf

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Read the questions before reading the texts. This one will require some back- and-forth reading between the questions and the text, but it can certainly help, especially since you’re bound to go back and forth anyways. As soon as you begin, read the contextual information that introduces the text. This information will give you an idea of what kind of text you are reading. Then, skip over to the questions and understand what they are asking. That way, when you go back to read the passage, you will already know what to look for! If you don’t understand it, skip it. It’s okay— we are only human. If you run into a difficult question, skip it and move on to the next one. The exam is timed, so it’s important not to waste too much time or fuss over one question. Just remember to go back to it and give it another try after you’ve finished the rest of the section. If the question still proves to be difficult, use the process of elimination to increase your chances of getting it correct.
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How Long is the AP Spanish Language Exam?: Tips to Manage Your Time for a 5 Cont. 77 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Write in your booklet! Yes, you are allowed to write in your booklet wherever there is free space. Use it! When you reach the audio-only part of the multiple choice section, things can get difficult. That’s where writing in your booklet can come in handy. First, remember that the audio plays twice, so don’t panic. Read the questions and understand what they are asking. Then, when the audio plays, create a bullet point list of all the key ideas in the audio. You can use this list to help you answer questions. Never listen to the audio and do nothing that would be a waste of time. Get ahead on the persuasive essay. In section II, the exam gives you one minute to read the instructions before the persuasive essay. By the time you are taking the exam, you should already be well-acquainted with the instructions, so you can skip reading them. If you are having trouble choosing a stance on the prompt, use the extra minute to get a head start on your reading. You have about 15 minutes to read the sources, so pace yourself carefully. Remember to underline key ideas for easy reference later! Outline your essay. The essay requires much more work than any other written task in the exam. To organize your thoughts, use any free space or scratch paper, if provided, to create a rough outline once you have a stance on the prompt. Use the key ideas you underlined when reading to create the outline. It does not have to be perfect, but it will help guide you as you write your essay. Get ahead on the spoken conversation. As with the persuasive essay, you are given one minute to read the instructions for the conversation task. Skip those, and read the outline of the spoken conversation instead. Based on the minimal information, create a bullet point list of possible phrases you can say. The spoken conversation tends to throw people off, but with a list, you can stand your ground and have something to use even when you are stuck.
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