The AP Seminar Prep Class is an advanced course designed to help students develop their research, writing, analysis, and critical thinking skills surrounding their topic of interest. Throughout the course, students will learn how to conduct research, analyze and evaluate sources, write an argumentative essay, and present their research and findings in an oral presentation. The class will cover all the elements of the AP Seminar process, including research, analysis, argumentation, and presentation. In addition, students will learn how to write effective short-answer responses and how to write an argumentative essay.
- Develop a deep understanding of the research process and the skills necessary to conduct high-quality research.
- Learn how to analyze and evaluate sources, write an argumentative essay, and present research findings in an oral presentation.
- Prepare for the end-of-course exam which includes 3 short-answer questions and 1 essay question.
- Gain experience in presenting and defending research in an oral presentation.
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.