World Languages and Cultures
AP Annual Conference Submission
The persuasive essay task is typically one of the most difficult free response questions in AP world language exams. Participants will review insights from past readings and will examine the persuasive essay topics and stimuli from the world language exams since 2014. Participants will discuss common errors/difficulties that students have traditionally experienced and how Readers have reacted to these difficulties. Participants will develop strategies and learning activities geared toward helping students more successfully complete this task. Additionally, participants will discuss the change for the 2020 exam where the essay task will be renamed as an argumentative essay.