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2009 Ap Language And Composition Synthesis Essay Prompts

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Practice Test Argumentative Questions

Here are two documents that you can use to review the steps of writing an argument.  I think you’ll find that you already have a good idea on how to think through an argumentative essay, but this will affirm your understanding and give you some confidence. 

Here is a worksheet for you to plan your argumentative essay.  Students, use this graphic organizer for planning your essay, instead of what we looked atin first hour.  It should make more sense to you. Planning your Argumentative Essay

First Essay:   Use the Practice Test #1 packet, Essay question 3 on quote by Drabble concerning “Conformity”.  Read the prompt in your packet and then do the Steps for Planning the Argumentative Essay, worksheet found below.  

Rubric for Essay question #3:  To see the essay rubric for the argument question 3 in the 2008 test, scroll to the end of the following document.  Evaluate your paper based on this rubric.    Practice Exam with Question 3 “Conformity” 

Second Essay: Question 3:   “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”   —Horace               

Consider this quotation about adversity from the Roman poet Horace. Then write an essay that defends, challenges,or qualifies Horace’s assertion about the role that adversity (financial or political hardship, danger, misfortune, etc.) plays in developing a person’s character. Support your argument with appropriate evidence from your reading,observation, or experience.

Find question #3 in the following  2009 Scoring guidelines rubrics     and   Student Responses Question #3

You can also read the reader’s comments on the good and bad of the essays by going to this link: 2009 readers comments on student writing  2009 AP ® ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS    www.collegeboard.com.

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