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AP Seminar EOC Rubric & Outline

10 short answer. I would also recommend looking at the Scoring Commentary just in case (I didn't include it in this because I wasn't sure how to, but I'd review it just in case he asks something about it). If it has a * next to it he specifically mentioned it would be on the test. Good luck!!
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*How much time is given for Section II of the exam?
90 minutes
What are the directions for Section II of the exam?
Write a logically organized, well-reasoned, and well-written argument that presents your own perspective on the theme or issue you identified. You must incorporate at least two of the sources provided and link the claims in your argument to supporting evidence. In you response, refer to the provided sources as Source A, Source, B, Source C, Source D, or by the author's name.
How much time is given for Section I of the exam?
90 minutes
How many articles are in Section I Part A?
1
What is the first step of Section I Part A?
2-3 sentence introduction/identify main idea/line of reasoning: The author's main argument is..."
What is the second step of Section I Part A?
Identify 3 claims and include evidence and line of reasoning (1 page)
What should third step of Section I Part A contain?
Relevance, credibility, and validity of evidences and overall validity of conclusion--how well the evidence supports the argument (1.5 pages)
How long should step 1 of Section I Part A be?
2-3 sentences
How long should step 2 of Section I Part A be?
1 page
How long should step 3 of Section I Part A be?
1.5 pages
How many articles are in Section I Part B?
2
How many paragraphs should your response to Section I Part B contain?
4
What should paragraph 1 of Section I Part B contain?
main idea of the 2 articles
What should paragraph 2 of Section I Part B contain?
evidences, line of reasoning, and validity/credibility from 1st article
What should paragraph 3 of Section I Part B contain?
evidences, line of reasoning, and validity/credibility from 2nd article and compare with 1st article. Strengths and weaknesses.
What should paragraph 4 of Section I Part B contain?
conclusion- which article has a more valid conclusion and why
How long should Section I Part B be?
2-3 pages total
How many documents are included in Section II?
4
What must you develop in Section II?
your own point of view on the topic
What is the minimum number of sources you should use in Section II?
2
How many paragraphs should Section II contain?
4-6 (depends on how many articles you use)
What should the 1st paragraph of Section II contain?
theme, introduction, line of reasoning
What should paragraph 2 of Section II contain?
Article 1 main idea, evidence, your perspective (I agree or I disagree), CITATIONS (and quotations)
What should paragraph 3 of Section II contain?
Article 2 main idea, evidence, your perspective (I agree or I disagree), CITATIONS (and quotations), compare 2 articles
How many articles should be compared at a time in Section II?
2
What should the last paragraph of Section II contain?
conclusion (your point of view) bringing in line of reasoning
How long should your response to Section II be?
4 pages
What is row 1 of the rubric for Section II?
Selecting and Using Evidence
What must you do to get a 6 on row 1 of the rubric for Section II?
Interpret and synthesize information from at least 2 sources to develop and support a compelling argument
What is row 2 of the rubric for Section II?
Building and Communicating an Argument
What must you do to get a 6 on row 2 of the rubric for section II?
- have a logically organized and complex line of reasoning
- clearly and convincingly link the argument's claims and evidence and include insights drawn from the connections between them
What is row 3 of the rubric for Section II?
Understanding and Analyzing Perspectives
What must you do to get a 6 on row 3 of the rubric for Section II?
- Identify a theme/issue that connects the sources and identifies and interprets the sources
- Contextualize the writer's perspectives within the overall theme
- Present a perspective that has not been previously represented in the sources or brings a particularly insightful approach to one of the perspectives or makes a connection between perspectives
What is row 4 of the rubric for Section II?
Selecting and Using Evidence
What must you do to get a 3 on row 4 of the rubric for Section II?
accurately attribute and effectively contextualize knowledge and ideas from two or more sources
What is row 5 of the rubric for Section II?
Grammar and Style
*What must you do to get a 3 on row 5 of the rubric for Section II?
contain few flaws in grammar or style and clearly communicate to the reader
*Predict 3 themes on topics that be asked for Section II.
- CANNOT BE ONE THAT WAS ALREADY USED LAST YEAR (can't be poverty, sleep deprivation, or _________)
- should be controversial but not too controversial (i.e. can't be: police brutality, situation in Middle East)