All it means is that youre communicating on paper

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the time. All it means is that you’re communicating on paper with another person. On the AP Spanish Language exam, the interpersonal writing section is a reply to an email (even though you won’t be typing). So what is the interpersonal writing section like? Well, it’s very similar to a real email interaction, only faster. You will be given 15 minutes to read an email and respond to it. The email could cover anything from an event invitation to a job offer, but it won’t be anything too complicated. Before the body of the email, you’ll be given information about the sender of the email and the main idea. Make sure you read this information! To give you an idea, we’ll talk about a couple of the recent prompts. The 2015 interpersonal writing involved a scholarship opportunity to travel to a Spanish- speaking country. Students were asked a few questions about the challenges of such a program, and how the experience would impact their future. The 2014 exam involved an organization that combatted global environmental issues. Students were asked why they were interested in these issues and the proposed project, as well as previous experience. You will need to prepare for interpersonal writing, but don’t worry. This is one of the most straightforward parts of the exam, and it’s easy to master if you’re prepared. We’ll give you all the tools you need to rock at interpersonal writing in May. 80 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected]
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How to Rock at AP Spanish Language Interpersonal Writing Cont. 81 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Here are the expert tips to conquering the email reply: 1. Know your instructions . Your main concern is to complete the task at hand. The prompt will direct you to answer all of the questions that the email brings up, as well as to ask for more detail about something in the message. Complete all the tasks, then show off your grammar skills ! 2. Maximize your time . With a task this simple, your biggest enemy is the clock. But there’s good news: now that you know your instructions, you don’t need to listen while they’re being played! Use that extra minute to get started reading the email. 3. Know some greeting phrases . Go beyond the simple “ Hola ” and “Gracias.” Knowing some formal intro and outro phrases will bump up the graders’ view of your writing. Some examples to get you started: Querido : this is a more informal greeting, so there are better choices for professional or business writing. Estimado : this is an excellent greeting for professional emails, such as to a boss, teacher, or potential employer. Atentamente : this is used in a similar way as “sincerely,” so it’s great for formal or informal correspondence. Cariñosos saludos : this phrase is used in a similar way as “with warm regards;” it works in somewhat formal settings, such as writing an email to a teacher, but maybe not for a business executive.
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