ADVANCED PLACEMENT SEMINAR (05530) Credit: 1 Elective Course Grade: 11, 12 Fee: Yes - Studies English 10 The first course in the AP Capstone experience and an English core credit in OLSD, is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. AP Seminar is a pre-requisite for AP Research as per College Board. If students choose to continue on to AP Research, they have the opportunity to earn the AP Capstone Certificate or the AP Capstone Diploma distinction on their transcript.
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