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2.0 AP Japanese Unit 2 Essay Prompts

1 min readโ€ขnovember 16, 2020


Caroline Koffke


Katelyn Lien

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Possible Prompts

For more detailed information about the different FRQ's of the exam:
๐Ÿ“Read: AP Japanese - Exam Guide

Write an article in which you compare and contrast writing Japanese and speaking Japanese. (Sample response below)

  • Introduction:
    • ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’ๆ›ธใใ“ใจใจ่ฉฑใ™ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆฏ”ในใพใ™ใ€‚้•ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ไผผใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
  • Three similarities/differences:
    • ใพใšใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’่ฉฑใ™ๆ™‚ใฏๆผขๅญ—ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใใฆใ‚‚ๅคงไธˆๅคซใงใ™ใ€‚ๆผขๅญ—ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใใฆใ‚‚่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’็Ÿฅใฃใฆใ„ใ‚Œใฐไบบใจไผš่ฉฑใŒใงใใพใ™ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’ๆ›ธใใจใใฏๆผขๅญ—ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใ„ใจๆ–‡็ซ ใŒๅ…จ้ƒจใฒใ‚‰ใŒใชใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ๆใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
    • ๆฌกใซใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’่ฉฑใ™ๆ™‚ใฏ่ฉฑใ™็›ธๆ‰‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆ่จ€่‘‰ใฎ็จฎ้กžใ‚’ๅค‰ใˆใพใ™ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚ˆใ‚ŠๅนดไธŠใฎไบบใ‚„ๅ‰ใ„ไบบใจ่ฉฑใ™ๆ™‚ใฏใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใจใ‹ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใ€ใจ่จ€ใ†ไธๅฏงใช่จ€่‘‰ใ‚„ใ€Œใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใ€ใชใฉๆ•ฌ่ชžใ‚’ไฝฟใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’ๆ›ธใๆ™‚ใฏๆ–‡็ซ ใฎๅฝขๆ…‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆไฝฟใ†่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ๅค‰ใˆใพใ™ใ€‚
    • ๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’่ฉฑใ™ๆ™‚ใฏใ‚ใพใ‚Š่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆš‡ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚่จ€่‘‰ใŒๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใใฆ้•ทใ„้–“่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจไผš่ฉฑใŒ้€ฒใฟใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใจ้•ใฃใฆๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’ๆ›ธใๆ™‚ใฏใ‚‚ใฃใจ่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใ™ใใซ่จ€่‘‰ใŒ้ ญใซๆตฎใ‹ใฐใชใใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—่€ƒใˆใ‚Œใฐๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ›ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚
  • My preference and reason(s):
    • ็ต่ซ–ใจใ—ใฆ็งใฏๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’่ฉฑใ™ๆ–นใŒๅฅฝใใงใ™ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใงไบบใจ่ฉฑใ™ใจๅฌ‰ใ—ใใชใ‚Šใ€่‹ฑ่ชžไปฅๅค–ใฎ่จ€่ชžใง่ฉฑใ›ใ‚‹ใจ่จ€ใ†่‡ชไฟกใŒใคใใพใ™ใ€‚ใ„ใคใ‹ๆ—ฅๆœฌใซ่กŒใฃใฆๅฎŸ้š›ใซๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบใจๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใง่ฉฑใ‚’ใ—ใฆใฟใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
*Remember this is just an example and answers can vary.

Write an article in which you compare and contrast writing kanji and writing hiragana.

Present your own view or perspective on Japanese greetings. Discuss at least FIVE aspects or examples of Japanese greetings.

Present your own view or perspective on Japanese public identities. Discuss at least FIVE aspects or examples of Japanese public identities.

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