Presentation on theme: "SCORE A 3, 4, OR 5 ON THE APE LANGUAGE EXAM AND YOU WILL: POSSIBLY EARN COLLEGE CREDIT! (YOU CAN DO WELL ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND HERE’S HOW…BASED."— Presentation transcript:
SCORE A 3, 4, OR 5 ON THE APE LANGUAGE EXAM AND YOU WILL: POSSIBLY EARN COLLEGE CREDIT! (YOU CAN DO WELL ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND HERE’S HOW…BASED ON THE REVIEW BOOK: 5 STEPS TO A 5.)
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MULTIPLE CHOICE PART OF THE TEST… You will have one hour to complete the multiple choice portion of the test. In 2012 there will be 55 questions. There will be 4 -5 reading passages linked to the questions. At least one of the readings will come from a citation, attribution, or footnote The readings may be fiction or non-fiction The reading passages will be complex (similar to the readings in 50 Essays and Language of Composition.) The selections and questions will be self-contained.
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO… Follow and understand complex diction and syntax Apply the meaning and understand complex vocabulary Be familiar with and apply rhetorical terminology (STUDY YOUR LITERARY TERMS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Make inferences Identify irony and tone Analyze style Relate and interpret rhetorical strategies Understand and explain author’s purpose Remember: (SOAPSTone…always think about speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone!)
STRUCTURE OF MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS… Straightforward questions Refer to specific lines to draw conclusions or interpret questions The ALL…EXCEPT questions…consider every possibility Make an inference question The “killer” questions…This is the multiple option multiple choice question (it is like two questions in one!) The footnote question
KEY TERMINOLOGY CATEGORIES… Factual Technical Analytical Inferential (See page 45 for a list of key terms.)
STRATEGIES… NEVER, EVER, EVER LEAVE ANY MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION BLANK!!!!!! Work in order of the passages and questions Write and annotate on the exam booklet Watch your time – balance your time – never leave any question blank Don’t be mislead by the length of a passage Don’t fight the question or passage – read it the way it was written Consider all the choices for each question Keep an open mind regarding the possible choices Remember all parts of an answer must be correct to be the right answer When in doubt, go back to the text and look for evidence
TECHNIQUES… Process of elimination Substitution/Fill-in the blank Using Context Anticipation Educated guess
ALWAYS REMEMBER… YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND PRACTICE…. PRACTICE… YOU HAVE 23 DAYS UNTIL YOU TAKE THE APE LANGUAGE EXAM! USE EVERY SPARE MOMENT AND PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE EXAM. STUDY YOUR LITERARY TERMS! YOU CAN SCORE A 3, 4, OR 5!