This Summer Homework assignment is not a punishment or a “weeding out” of the lesser students. It is in fact, believe it or not, to help you. I don’t want your skills that you’ve worked so hard for to atrophy over the summer and then delay our progress as we get started next fall (if you were reading closely, you would have realized that sentence is subjunctive in Spanish). After having had some of you in class and met others of you, I know that you are all very competent students and there is no reason to take steps back when I think a minimal amount of work can help you keep a little Spanish in ya over the 2 month break. There are 2 parts, the essay (in English) over the exam itself and the 10 hour project. Feel free to practice and do extra, I’d like to hit the ground, well, walking quickly, in August!
UNO: Ensayo del examen
First, you will go to the AP website for the Spanish Language Exam and learn everything you can about the exam: format, scoring, length, date, etc. Then you will email me a 150 words minimum composition (in English) or essay that explains what you have learned about the exam. Also, tell me which parts of the test you think will be the hardest for you and how you will strategize to prepare yourself for the course and ultimately for the test. This is worth 40 points.
The website address is: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_questions/4554.html
DOS: Diez horas
The Diez Horas summer assignment
consists of 5 different sections. I will be out of the
country and/or state for most of the summer but you can email me the
assignments as you get them done or when you have completed all of them.
Both parts (essay and 10 hours) should be turned in the
week before school starts as I would like to start grading them before
school begins. Therefore you will have to email me with
any questions or concerns before then. To turn in the logs, you can
download them and save them, fill them out and turn them in via email.
For any signatures obtained, please bring the paper copy of those
signatures into class that first week. You can use as many "entries" or
logs as you need to fill out. You may only practice one of the skills
for 10 minutes at a time or an hour at a time, that's completely up to
you, just make sure that the total amount of practice time for each of
the skills totals 2 hours with all the logs to prove it.
The project is a Test/Project grade [all segments need documentation to earn the points and the grammar and spelling of the write ups needs to be edited carefully to earn full credit.] worth 200 points (if you’ve had me, that’s a lot of points for an assignment).
*See more details for the Diez horas and the corresponding log sheets under attachments.