ABOUT THE Advanced Placement EXAM
Les droits de l’être humain
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
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
L’amitié et l’amour
Thème 3: LA VIE CONTEMPORAINE
La publicité et le marketing
L’éducation et l’enseignement
Les loisirs et le sport
Le monde du travail
Les rites de passage
Thème 5: L'esthétique
Les arts littéraires
Les arts visuels
Les arts du spectacle
Resources for your own self-learning and practice for AP/IB
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AP Exam Breakdown by Section
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...)