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AP® Chemistry: Scientific and Technical Writing

A good method for honing writing skills is to edit another’s work. Below is an old AP® test question and 2 student responses. Use the guidelines for good scientific and technical writing to rewrite the responses. Then compare your response to the scoring rubric used by the AP® graders.

Student response 1

Student response 2

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The College Board. (2012). AP® Chemistry 2008 Scoring Guidelines. Retrieved from http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap08_chemistry_q2.pdf

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