The 2020 AP US Government and Politics exam will include a modified version of the Argument Essay that will exclude the point for presenting an opposing viewpoint and will redistribute the remaining points for a total of seven points.
The newly redesigned AP US Government and Politics exam includes an Argument Essay that is graded based on a six point rubric. In order to gain full credit, the argumentative essay must include a thesis (or claim), two relevant and specific pieces of evidence, an explanation of how the evidence connects with the claim, and acknowledge a counter-argument by refutation, concession, or rebuttal. My rubric for the Argument Essay is a one page rubric that is user-friendly and easy to understand. Teachers may feel free to use this in their classrooms.
ARGUMENT ESSAY RUBRIC
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AP Government Review Videos
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