The second point, that making connections is a type of thinking that can be taught, cannot be proven until the first point has been sufficiently supported.
And the final point, that this is a skill that is best taught in school, cannot be made without the other two.
But there is no right or wrong answer for this AP English FRQ.
And whatever argument you choose will not come back later in the exam or in your final grade in the class.
Pick out a specific sentence or two to determine the question, and thereby ensure that you aren’t just writing an essay that responds to the general sense of the prompt.
But remember — the AP argument FRQ is designed to test how well you can craft an argument.
All students are likely to have their own definitions of creativity and their own opinions about a creativity class.
For the purposes of example, let’s use Steve Jobs’ definition of creativity and quickly outline an argument for the creation of a class in creativity.
It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Jobs sees creativity not as the art of making something completely new from scratch, but instead the art of connecting dots differently.
First, a student would have to argue why creativity is best thought of as making connections.