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Hocmihinomenest
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AP Latin

Post by Hocmihinomenest » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:14 am

Salvete omnes,

I began self-studying for the AP Latin exam last semester with Caesar, and I have already read a great deal of Vergil which is found on the syllabus. I have two workbooks which I use to not only test my comprehension, but also skills in recognition of figures of speech, analysis essays, grammar, literal translation, etc. Having completed the Caesar portion already, and deep into Vergil, I'm going to begin my review in a few months. What would all of you that HAVE TAKEN or TEACH the course recommend for the review? Obviously, I'll reread the Latin selections and look back at the English ones. I've also got the old AP Vergil prep book, though additional review will more than likely be necessary.

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Re: AP Latin

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:15 pm

It sounds to me as though you already have a good handle on this. In terms of review, absolutely nothing beats thorough familiarity with the text, and your review should focus on reading and rereading the Latin, followed by a good reading of the context in English. By good reading of the context I mean at least books 1-6 of Aeneid and the all of De Bello Gallico in English (except for book 7). You've visited the AP website, right? Make sure you do all the practice materials, and especially the essays, and read all the sample essays provided as well. You will also find a lot of helpful materials posted by various Latin teachers at various sites, so google here is your friend.

Are you doing this completely on your own, or do you have a teacher at your school who is prepping you? Whether or no, feel free to pm me and I'll be glad to look at any practice essays you write. If you have questions about the Latin, the helpful people here I'm sure will be glad to answer them... :)
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Re: AP Latin

Post by Hocmihinomenest » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:49 pm

I met a former AP Latin teacher who is helping me, though I'd appreciate someone to criticize and review my essays!

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Re: AP Latin

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 pm

Hocmihinomenest wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:49 pm
I met a former AP Latin teacher who is helping me, though I'd appreciate someone to criticize and review my essays!
Glad to do so. Check your messages on this board -- I sent you an email address.
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