AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam Tips

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.