First, navigate the new healthcare system’s newly functioning Spanish-language website. Okay, so it’s functioning, but just about all it can do is tell you to call a phone number or visit your state’s website, which I did, and Kentucky’s Spanish-language healthcare site is not so shallow (“No se preocupe. Es rápido, fácil y seguro.”).
I needed to ask a question that elicits persuasion for the persuasive essay, of course, so I chose:
En cuanto a la reforma de salud, ¿está pensando el gobierno lo suficiente en la comunidad hispanohablante inmigrante? ¿Cómo debe el gobierno ayudar a esa comunidad a tener acceso adecuado al cuidado de salud?
Word is that of the three sources on the AP exam, one will be one opinion, one will be an opposing opinion, and one will be neutral. For my source casting Obamacare in a positive light, I chose an article published by the AARP on the beneficios de Obamacare para los latinos e hispanos. EDITED: For a negative opinion about Obamacare, I chose a graphic from libertad.org, Ese desastre llamado Obamacare. My audiovisual source is my neutral one; it’s a news report simply answering two very similar questions a Spanish-speaker has about Obamacare and his Medicare.
My students’ final exam for the fall semester is the practice AP essay from the College Board, so I’m really trying to get them ready to write it. Based on what they’ve produced so far, we’re working on focusing on content instead of quantity (they have “I wrote 200 words and that makes me awesome” syndrome), offering a good introduction and conclusion, taking a persuasive stance, paragraphing, avoiding summary, and including a quote while not including too many (like, preferably, not more than two).
What are your AP students persuading you of these days? Besides making them brownies, I mean.