ABOUT THE Advanced Placement EXAM

Les 6 thèmes de l'examen AP / The 6 Themes of the AP Exam

Les 6 thèmes de l'examen AP / The 6 Themes of the AP Exam

 

Thème 1: 

La tolérance
L’économie
L’environnement
La santé
Les droits de l’être humain
L’alimentation
La paix et la guerre


Thème 4: la quête de soi

L’aliénation et l’assimilation
Les croyances et les systèmes de valeurs
La langue et l’identité
Le nationalisme et le patriotisme
La sexualité
Le pluriculturalisme

Thème 2: La science et la technologie

Les découvertes et les inventions
La recherche et ses nouvelles frontières
Les nouveaux moyens de communication
L’avenir de la technologie
La propriété intellectuelle
La technologie et ses effets sur la société
Les choix moraux


Thème 5: La fAMILLE ET LA COMMUNAUTÉ

Les rapports sociaux
L’enfance et l’adolescence
Les coutumes et les fêtes
La famille
L’amitié et l’amour
La citoyenneté

Thème 3: LA VIE CONTEMPORAINE

La publicité et le marketing
L’éducation et l’enseignement
Les fêtes
Le logement
Les loisirs et le sport
Le monde du travail
Les rites de passage


Thème 5: L'esthétique

Le patrimoine
L’architecture
Le beau
Les arts littéraires
Les arts visuels
La musique
Les arts du spectacle

 
AP Exam Themes in English

AP Exam Themes in English

Resources for your own self-learning and practice for AP/IB

  1. AP Central: General AP Format and Released Practice Test

  2. Reading Activities and Texts: LinkPortal
  3. Grammar and Extra Practice: LinkPortal (Merci à Mme. Ousselin!)
  4. *Free 30-day trial, then 24$/month*  Great Test Prep Site for the AP EXAM

AP Exam Breakdown by Section

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Tips for the persuasive essay:

The persuasive essay has to have an introduction, treat the opposing views of the two sources of information, and give the student's personal opinion, then conclude.One should use "on" in the AP essay where a student will read + listen + view a neutral graph. (these + antithese + sythese) 5 paragraphs are a goal. What is sure is that students must present different viewpoints (including reference to viewpoints in the sources provided) and then defend their own opinion. How they organize their essay may well be in 5 paragraphs but not necessarily. Students must cite all three sources in their essay.

1) All three sources are clearly referenced using verbal strategies such as "d'après la seconde source...". Allusions and just stating the name of the person who talked is not sufficient.
2) Our students will need:
              a) to demonstrate understanding of what was written and said;
              b) to say why it is important in order to support their argument and;
              c) to provide justification, or an extension as to how their supporting details promote or impede the topic of the argument. In other                   words, "what is the difference that the example will make" in the argument.
3) Rich language, a variety of sentence structures and complex sentences: relative pronouns EX: ceux, auquel, ce dont and gerunds.
4) Students should write on the same level of complexity as the sources. 


TIPS for the email response:

For the email response, students will write a reply to an email message. They have 15 minutes to read the message and write your reply. The reply should include a greeting and a closing and should respond to the two questions and requests in the message. In the reply, students must also ask one questions for more details about something mentioned in the message. Also, students should use a formal form of address.
 

1) The students will have 15 minutes to write the response to the email - This is not an essay! The format (greeting, answer two questions,
     follow-up and closing) is extremely important. 
2) The email needs to be formal. Use ''vous'', a formal register and tone. Be polite!
3) Students must answer two questions in the email.
4) Students must also ask one follow-up question before ending the email.
5) The mail must be organized and clear.
6) At the end, students should use a formal closure (sincèrement, cordialement, veuillez agréer Monsieur/Madame mes sentiments les plus distingués, etc...)