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

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Looking at these six categories, you may be wondering how you can study for such overarching content. Luckily, we are here to help you look through what you need to know with the ultimate goal of achieving a 5 on your test. In addition, we will give you some resources for review that will give you an idea of the relevant subjects and content that will be on the exam itself.
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How to Study for AP Spanish Language Cont. 25 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Things to Consider Looking at the sheer amount of content and knowledge that is required to take the test, you may feel overwhelmed right off the bat. However, the truth is that things are easier than you might think. If you find yourself in despair while looking at your study plan, take the following into consideration. 1. AP Spanish Language and Culture vs. Other Exams. Yes, the AP Spanish exam is packed with information, but that information has been covered through years of preparation. Most AP courses are studied throughout a year or just a semester, but AP Spanish is studied over the course of several years. The accumulated experience that you have from learning Spanish makes you more prepared than you think and it will really cut down on your vocabulary study time. 2. Context clues and euphemism. When it comes to both the reading and writing exercises, there are chances that you may come across or need a word that has slipped your mind. Whether you are reading or writing, there are ways to get around this problem and get to the point without having to skip the question. a. Euphemism: This will help you with speaking exercises as well as writing. Many people understand a euphemism as a way to say a bad word without actually saying it. However, a euphemism is actually a way to say anything without actually saying it and you probably do it every day when you speak Spanish in class. For example, if you are looking for the word for “notes” in Spanish ( apuntes ), you might say “ La cosa que escribo para estudiar ” (The thing I write to study). That is a euphemism. In a writing setting, you can say something like “ El científico que estudi apiedras dice…” (The scientist that studies rocks says…) if you cannot find the word for “geologist” at that moment.
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How to Study for AP Spanish Language Cont. 26 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Timing is key on the exam, so you should go for continuity of thought by using euphemisms instead of wracking your brain to help write more quickly. b. Context Clues: This is probably the key to learning any language. In fact, you probably even make use of this strategy when you are reading texts in English. Whenever you come across a word that you do not understand, you should always look at the context of the phrase surrounding the word and pull out details related to the word.
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