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Important: Because of school closures due to COVID-19, we’ve made changes to the 2020 AP Seminar assessment. Get the details at Taking AP Exams Online. Note that these changes to the 2020 assessment may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.
Develop and practice the skills in research, collaboration, and communication that you’ll need in any academic discipline. You’ll investigate topics in a variety of subject areas, write research-based essays, and design and give presentations both individually and as part of a team.
AP Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that encourages students to demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration, and academic research skills on topics of the student’s choosing. To accommodate the wide range of student topics, typical college course equivalents include interdisciplinary or general elective courses.
You’ll learn about the first step of doing research: inquiry and investigation.
You’ll learn to read, comprehend, and explain a perspective or argument.
You’ll learn to compare and contrast different perspectives on an issue, idea, or problem so you can understand its complexity.
You’ll learn to take information you’ve gathered, analyzed, and evaluated and use it to form your own conclusions and build your own argument.
You’ll learn to work alone and in a group to communicate your ideas to an audience.