Writing a Synthesis Essay

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Practice sets are a standard part of AP test prep. To prepare for the AP language and composition synthesis essay, provide your class members with a packet that contains helpful strategies as well as a model prompt and the accompanying 10 sources. The question, whether or not women have achieved parity in various areas of society, should engage your writers and engender strong responses.

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Pros

  • The 10 sources reflect a variety of perspectives
  • The strategy sheet is of particular value
Cons

  • Neither rubric nor sample scored papers and commentary are included
  • All the sources are dated 2007 or earlier