AP Language GENERAL ARGUMENT Test Strategy Olson and Bailey
A Value Question <ul><li>What are your values? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think society should value? </li></ul><ul><li...
The Basics <ul><li>The prompt is set-up by a passage of some length, long or short. </li></ul><ul><li>The passage provides...
Recent Topics <ul><li>How do blogs and radio talk shows encourage or discourage the democratic process </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Identify the Claim <ul><li>Understand the claim being made </li></ul><ul><li>Need to perceive the larger social context an...
Starting the Essay <ul><li>Critically read the passage and underline anything that clearly defines the author’s claim </li...
Sample List <ul><li>Create a sample list of works and experiences to draw upon when you are considering your argument </li...
Writing the Essay <ul><li>Identify and restate the fundamental claim and then indicate to the grader whether you intend to...
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Ap Language General Argument Test Strategy

  1. 1. AP Language GENERAL ARGUMENT Test Strategy Olson and Bailey
  2. 2. A Value Question <ul><li>What are your values? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think society should value? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a moral, thoughtful, or reflective society consider its most important strengths? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Basics <ul><li>The prompt is set-up by a passage of some length, long or short. </li></ul><ul><li>The passage provides an opinion </li></ul><ul><li>You must agree, disagree, or qualify based on your own experience and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Plan this essay first </li></ul>
  4. 4. Recent Topics <ul><li>How do blogs and radio talk shows encourage or discourage the democratic process </li></ul><ul><li>How US wealth could be better used to foster development in emerging countries </li></ul><ul><li>Whether US society pries too much into lives of private citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Whether money can purchase justice </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable acts and their motivations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Identify the Claim <ul><li>Understand the claim being made </li></ul><ul><li>Need to perceive the larger social context and express feelings about it </li></ul><ul><li>Use examples from your own experience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting the Essay <ul><li>Critically read the passage and underline anything that clearly defines the author’s claim </li></ul><ul><li>Set forth your immediate reaction to the issue in a few words –ADQ </li></ul><ul><li>List viable, thoughtful examples you can use to help illustrate your argument </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples in the essay should be included with elaboration and commentary, identifying their relevance to and importance in your argument. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sample List <ul><li>Create a sample list of works and experiences to draw upon when you are considering your argument </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, movies, TV shows, current events, history lessons, personal experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: American obsession with wealth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Great Gatsby , Madoff scandal, The Color of Money , Wall Street, Federal Bailout, Golden Age, European Colonization </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Writing the Essay <ul><li>Identify and restate the fundamental claim and then indicate to the grader whether you intend to agree, disagree, or qualify </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear in the discussion of positives and negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of evidence with commentary about quality and meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing statement </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Formulate Opinion - Explain Evidence Finish the Essay </li></ul>

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