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passage reveals about both Turnus and Pallas through their words and their actions. Occasional mistakes need not spoil the general impression of the essay. More important than the number of Latin citations are the quality and completeness of the discussion and the general coherence of the argument. 5 This is a good, strong essay with a discerning discussion of what the passage reveals about both Turnus and Pallas through their words and their actions. The discussion is either not as sophisticated or well- developed as a “6” or not quite as well-supported with textual references from throughout the passage. The references from the Latin, properly cited, appear confident, and the essay reflects more than casual familiarity with the passage. 4 This is an adequate essay with some accurate discussion of what the passage reveals about both Turnus and Pallas through their words and their actions. The discussion may be uneven with more on Turnus than on Pallas or vice versa; or it may be more descriptive than analytical. The Latin references, although perhaps scanty, are specific, accurate, and relevant. 3 This is a limited response that lacks adequate discussion of what the passage reveals about both Turnus and Pallas through their words and their actions, or that discusses only Turnus or only Pallas. The answer tends to rely on description. In general, the Latin support is weak, possibly misconstrued, inappropriate, and/or not properly cited. Alternatively, the student may write a good essay reflecting knowledge of the passage but fail to cite any Latin to support the answer. 2 The student recognizes the passage but presents a vague or weak discussion. Statements are very general or irrelevant to the question. The student cites Latin but shows only limited comprehension of the Latin in context or fails to cite any Latin at all. 1 The student understands the question but presents no meaningful discussion derived from the passage. Although no substantive argument is presented, the response does contain some correct information relevant to the question. The student demonstrates no understanding of the Latin in context or demonstrates a complete misunderstanding. The student may fail to cite any Latin or may only provide individual Latin words randomly selected. 0 The student gives a response that is totally irrelevant, totally incorrect, or merely restates the question. The student demonstrates no understanding of the Latin in context. This is a blank space or off-task answer (e.g., drawing, personal letter). -22-
AP ® Latin: Vergil Free-Response Scoring Guidelines Question V5 6 This is an excellent, well-organized essay. It makes liberal use of specific, accurate details to support the discussion of how one character from Group A and one character from Group B threaten to disturb the order of society. Occasional mistakes need not spoil the general impression of the essay. More important than the number of details provided are the quality and completeness of the discussion and the general coherence of the argument.

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