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Tips for Tackling the AP Spanish FRQs?

Can someone share some strategies for the free-response part of the AP Spanish exam? It’s creeping up on me and I want to make sure I’m as prepared as possible. ¡Gracias!

7 months ago

Absolutely, here are some tips for the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam’s free-response questions (FRQs), which can really boost your score.

For the email reply task, carefully note the bullet points provided in the prompt; each one should be addressed in your response to receive full points. Always use the formal 'usted' form, as it’s an email, and sign off appropriately.

For the persuasive essay, first outline your argument and main points. Stick closely to the sources provided and reference them to strengthen your argument.

For the speaking sections, the key is practice, practice, practice. Simulate the conversational and cultural comparison tasks as much as you can. For the conversation, be sure to listen carefully to the audio prompts before speaking; it’s critical to respond coherently. For the cultural comparison, research and memorize key cultural facts about Spanish-speaking countries that you can easily reference.

Lastly, manage your time well. Don’t get bogged down on one part and neglect others. Keep a steady pace and, if possible, leave a few minutes to review. ¡Buena suerte!

7 months ago

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