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

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137 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] 17. Make a study party! For some, studying alone works. Still, research shows that most students work better and achieve better results when reviewing in a group. Why? Because you can bounce ideas off of the various members, it breaks up the monotony of studying alone, and, because it can be fun! Exam review doesn’t have to be miserable. Be organized and stay on course, but make the time during review to also be with friends and classmates. 18. Play grader . Trade practice essays within the group and grade each other’s using the 0-5 AP rubric . Be encouraging, but tell each member what was lacking in the essay and most importantly, how to improve for the next one. 19. Divide and conquer vocab cards . Why make duplicate vocabulary cards? Split the vocabulary lists between the members of the group and have each member type up a set of review cards to share. Then, if you do want to practice on your own, simply make a copy of the group’s prepared cards. 20. Have a weekly objective . Try to meet once a week leading up to the test and then close to daily as the test approaches. For each meeting, come prepared with a topic to review. Put one or two people in charge of a new topic for each meeting. This way, you get a solid review of a cultural concept or verb tense, but don’t have to do all the review alone. 21. Skip instructions . You know what to do – skip them! That’s right, by the time you get to test day, you should be so familiar with the layout and structure of the exam, that you don’t need to review the instructions again. Get used to the format, the prompt style, and the instructions. During the exam, you will have a full minute each time the instructions are read; you don’t need to listen! Use that time to get started reading printed sources, skimming multiple-choice questions, and jotting down notes for the presentational prompts. Your familiarity with the instructions is your secret weapon. You’ll save yourself a good minute of test time! Insider tip : At three hours, the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam is a long one. What are some strategies for getting through this exam and performing at your best, even at the end?
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The Ultimate List of AP Spanish Language and Culture Tips Cont. 138 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] • Take a breather after every page of questions. This easy exercise will give your brain a brief respite from the tough job of reading all that Spanish! • Make sure to stand up during break time. Working so fast and ardently can take a toll on your back and legs. You won’t be punished for standing up during the break, so get that blood pumping and jump to your feet occasionally. • Eat a good breakfast/lunch on test day! It will be impossible to focus for all three hours of the exam if your stomach is grumbling. Give your brain the energy it needs eat well the day of the test!
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