AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam Tips

Explore tips and strategies that can help you on the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam.

Task Verbs

Pay close attention to the task verbs used in the free-response questions. Each one directs you to complete a specific type of response.

Here are the task verbs you’ll see on the exam:

  • Analyze: Examine methodically and in detail literary texts for purposes of explanation and interpretation.
  • Compare: Provide a description or explanation of similarities and/or differences.
  • Discuss: Provide information about a selected topic with some elaboration.
  • Explain: Provide information about how or why a selected topic is significant.
  • Identify: Indicate or provide information about a specified topic, without elaboration or explanation.
  • Include examples: Provide specific examples and explain how they support a claim.
  • Read: Look at or view printed directions and information.
  • Write: Produce a response in writing.