Write a Q, Q, P: 1) Write a question about the night's reading. 3) Write a 4- to 6-sentence paragraph responding to either #2 or #3.
In the lesson, our professor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on the synthesis prompt.
The argument prompt typically gives a position in the form of an assertion from a documented source.
Students are asked to consider the assertion, and then form an argument that defends, challenges, or qualifies the assertion using supporting evidence from their own knowledge or reading. Formerly, the test was scored by awarding 1 point for correct answers, while taking off a 1/4 point for incorrect answers. However, the College Board discontinued the policy for all AP Exams in 2011; now they only award 1 point for each correct answer, with no 1/4 point deductions.
The free-response section is scored individually by hundreds of educators each June.
Each essay is assigned a score from 0-9, 9 being high.With the addition of the synthesis essay in 2007, the scoring tables were revised to account for the new essay type in Section II of the test.In 2007, there was a change in the multiple choice portion of the exam.Many schools offer this course primarily to juniors and the AP English Literature and Composition course to seniors.Other schools reverse the order, and some offer both courses to both juniors and seniors.The questions typically focus on identifying rhetorical devices and structures from the passages, as well as their general functions, purposes in a passage, the relationships between the devices, and the formal features of the text.In 2007, questions were added that ask about citation information included in the passages.Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (commonly abbreviated to AP Lang or AP Comp) is a course and examination offered by the College Board as part of the Advanced Placement Program.When AP exams were first implemented, English Language and English Literature were initially combined. AP English Language and Composition is a course in the study of rhetoric taken in high school.Scoring is holistic, meaning that specific elements of the essay are not assessed, but each essay is scored in its entirety.The scores from the three essays are added and integrated with the adjusted multiple-choice score (using appropriate weights of each section) to generate a composite score.