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Unit 1

1.0 AP Japanese Unit 1 Essay Prompts


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Katelyn Lien

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Caroline Koffke

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published on september 5, 2020

Last updated on September 5, 2020

โœ๏ธPresentational Writing

One of the FRQ's that is part of the AP Japanese exam is a compare and contrast article. You will type your response on a computer so make sure you are comfortable typing in Japanese. You will have 20 minutes to prepare and write your article.

Requirements

  1. Describe at least three aspects of each of the topics

  2. Highlight similarities and/or differences

  3. State your preference and provide reasons

  4. Article should be 300-400 characters or more

Examples

Write an article in which you compare and contrast a Japanese urban lifestyle and a Japanese rural lifestyle. (ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎ้ƒฝไผšใฎๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใจ็”ฐ่ˆŽใฎๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใ‚’ๆฏ”ในใฆไธ‹ใ•ใ„ใ€‚)

Write an article in which you compare and contrast the role of parents and the role of grandparents in a Japanese family.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธOral Cultural Presentation

Another FRQ will assess presentational speaking skills in which you will have to make an oral cultural presentation about a certain Japanese topic. You will have 4 minutes to prepare and 2 minutes to record your presentation.

Requirements

  1. Discuss at least 5 aspects or examples about your topic

  2. Begin with appropriate introduction

  3. Explain personal view or perspective

  4. End with a concluding remark

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Present your own view or perspective on Japanese families. Discuss at least FIVE aspects or examples of Japanese families. (ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎๅฎถๆ—ใซใคใ„ใฆ่ฉฑใ—ใฆไธ‹ใ•ใ„ใ€‚๏ผ‰

Present your own view or perspective on Japanese celebrations. Discuss at least FIVE aspects or examples of Japanese celebrations. (Sample Answer below)

*On the exam, this would be a spoken response.

  • Introduction:

    • ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใฏใ€็งใฎๅๅ‰ใฏ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ๏ผฟใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใซใคใ„ใฆ่ฉฑใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€

  • Five aspects/examples:

    • ใพใšใฏไธƒไบ”ไธ‰ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใฏๅฅณใฎๅญใ‚‚็”ทใฎๅญใ‚‚ใ‚„ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ๅฅณใฎๅญใฏไธ‰ๆญณใจไธƒๆญณใ€็”ทใฎๅญใฏไบ”ๆญณใฎๆ™‚ใซใŠ็ฅใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚

    • ไธƒไบ”ไธ‰ใฏๅไธ€ๆœˆใซใ‚ใ‚Šใ€ๅฎถๆ—ๅ…จๅ“กใง็€็‰ฉใ‚’็€ใฆ็ฅž็คพใซใŠๅ‚ใ‚Šใซ่กŒใใพใ™ใ€‚ไธ€็•ชๅญไพ›ใŒๆฅฝใ—ใฟใซใ™ใ‚‹ใฎใŒๅƒๆญณใ‚ใ‚ใงใ™ใ€‚

    • ๆฌกใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใฏๆˆไบบๅผใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚ŒใฏไบŒๅๆญณใซใชใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใ‚‚็€็‰ฉใ‚’็€ใฆใ€ๅ‹ไบบๅŒๅฃซใ€ใพใŸใฏๅฎถๆ—ใ‚‚ๅŒไผดใงๅธ‚ๅฝนๆ‰€ใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ™ใ‚‹ๆˆไบบๅผใฎใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใซๅ‡บๅธญใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚

    • ใ“ใฎใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใ€ๅ‹ไบบใจ่ฒทใ„็‰ฉใ—ใŸใ‚Šๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ๆ’ฎใฃใŸใ‚Šใ—ใฆๆฅฝใ—ใ„ๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’้Žใ”ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅคงไบบใจใ—ใฆ็คพไผšใซๅ‡บใฆ่กŒใๅ‰ใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใฎ้‡่ฆใชใŠ็ฅใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚

    • ๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ€้‚„ๆšฆใ‚’็ดนไป‹ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚้‚„ๆšฆใฏๅ…ญๅๆญณใฎไบบใ‚’ใŠ็ฅใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚

  • My own perspective:

    • ็งใฏๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใฏๅฅฝใใงใ™ใ€‚ๅญไพ›ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ๅคงไบบใซใชใฃใŸๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใŠ็ฅใ„ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ขใƒกใƒชใ‚ซใจๆฏ”ในใฆใ‚‚ใฃใจไบบ็”Ÿใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใŸใ็”Ÿใใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚’ๅญฆใถไบ‹ใŒๅ‡บๆฅใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

  • Conclusion:

    • ใพใจใ‚ใซใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบใฏไฝ•ๅ›žใ‚‚ใŠ็ฅใ„ใ‚’ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ไธƒไบ”ไธ‰ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ๆˆไบบๅผใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ๅฎถๆ—ใ‚„ๅ‹ไบบใจๆฅฝใ—ใ„ๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’้Žใ”ใ›ใ‚‹ใฎใงๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใŠ็ฅใ„ใฏใจใฆใ‚‚่‰ฏใ„ไบ‹ใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ”ๆธ…่ดใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

*Remember this is only an example and answers can vary!

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