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

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22. Know the themes . It’s the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. Of course it’s important to review your past subjunctive and transition words for the essays, but if you aren’t knowledgeable about the cultural themes that the AP course is structured around, you cannot do well on the test. Writing and speaking prompts, as well as multiple-choice questions, will tie in these common connections. According to CollegeBoard , the themes are as follows: • Global Challenges / Los desafíos mundiales • Science and Technology / La ciencia y la tecnología • Contemporary Life / La vida contemporánea • Personal and Public Identities / Identidades personales y públicos • Families and Communities / Las familias y las comunidades • Beauty and Aesthetics / La belleza y la estética Knowing these categories alone won’t be much help, but you can use them as guidelines for your studying and your outside resources. Check out sources in each of these different topics to get familiar with cultural trends. Impress the graders not simply with your imperfect/preterit usage but also your cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
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The Ultimate List of AP Spanish Language and Culture Tips Cont. 139 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] 23. Tune out and focus in . Too many students taking the AP Spanish Language and Culture and other high-stakes tests psyche themselves out by watching others during test time. “He’s writing more than me.” “She hasn’t stopped speaking!” Our advice: don’t worry about other people. Do the best that you can do. After all, you don’t know who’s looking at you thinking the same things! 24. Know the scoring guidelines . In front of every AP Spanish Language and Culture exam grader is a list of grading guidelines. What’s on them? How is your presentational writing section or interpersonal speaking section graded? This should not be a mystery to you because the grading guidelines are posted right to the CollegeBoard website! If your AP Spanish teacher hasn’t provided you and your classmates with these guidelines, download them and bring some copies to class. Knowing how you will be graded and the specific criteria that graders are looking for will take a lot of the guessing out of the exam game. Know exactly what the graders look for and supply it for them in your written and speaking parts get the points you deserve! 25. Prepare, prepare, prepare: Don’t wait until the last few days before the exam to review! Spend at least a couple of weeks ahead of time going over tricky grammar concepts, irregular verbs, and cultural patterns. The earlier you start studying, the more natural it will be to speak and write in Spanish when the time comes.
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