All students are likely to have their own definitions of creativity and their own opinions about a creativity class.
For the purposes of example, let’s use Steve Jobs’ definition of creativity and quickly outline an argument for the creation of a class in creativity.
Though there are just two short paragraphs, there is a lot of room for confusion here.
In this case, “Write an essay that argues your position on the extent to which Wilde’s claims are valid” is the key sentence you are looking for.
To construct an essay like that, it is important to have a clear idea of what you are being asked, to not waffle, to spend time and care with your thesis and outline, and to support every claim you make.
The AP English argument FRQ is the most straightforward of the AP English FRQs because it is the most like essays you are already used to writing.Questions like the 2016 question seem so daunting, because how one feels about disobedience has ramifications.It is a bigger question than students are used to encountering on an AP test.This thesis breaks down a) that the author is claiming to agree with Wilde, b) that the author will support that claim with examples from the American Revolution, and c) that the author will continually return to the idea that only deviance from the norm can change the norm. It says that disobedience is good but doesn’t mention Wilde.It alludes to the idea that disobedient men and women made history but doesn’t mention progress.This is not to say that you shouldn’t believe in what you are writing.Only that you should remember that both sides are arguable, pick one, and stick to it. As Wilde claims, disobedience is a valuable human trait without which progress could not be made because, in situations like the American Revolution, it is only deviance from the norm that can change the norm.The second point, that making connections is a type of thinking that can be taught, cannot be proven until the first point has been sufficiently supported.And the final point, that this is a skill that is best taught in school, cannot be made without the other two.Steve Jobs said, “Creativity is just connecting things.When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.