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In the weeks leading up to the exam, Mrs. Walker led the class in an AP Boot Camp, where we focused exclusively on the exam. My scores on both the multiple choice and essay sections improved significantly during this period, and, by the time the exam came around, I felt confident and prepared.

Thesis Quickfire Challenge

AP English Language and Composition, Rebekah Follmer

1/24/2018

Thesis Quickfire Challenge

 

One of the most difficult aspects of the writing portion of the exam lies in time constraints. Students receive prompts and must not only formulate a concrete argument but also convey their thoughts with sophistication. I have found that some students jump to facile arguments rather than the complex claims that will earn them higher scores. Thus, throughout the year, I challenge students to respond quickly and articulately to argument prompts in a tournament format I call the "Thesis Quickfire Challenge." Here are the rules:

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