This is not to say that you shouldn’t believe in what you are writing.
Only that you should remember that both sides are arguable, pick one, and stick to it. As Wilde claims, disobedience is a valuable human trait without which progress could not be made because, in situations like the American Revolution, it is only deviance from the norm that can change the norm.
To construct an essay like that, it is important to have a clear idea of what you are being asked, to not waffle, to spend time and care with your thesis and outline, and to support every claim you make.
The AP English argument FRQ is the most straightforward of the AP English FRQs because it is the most like essays you are already used to writing.
Plenty of people, like Franz Ferdinand, made history without progressing the human race.
This thesis isn’t specific and doesn’t give you a clear idea of what the author will be saying next.
It’s exciting to have free reign and make your own argument, unrestrained from rhetorical analysis devices or documents.
But, like most AP writing, it also can be a little overwhelming.
There’s nothing to read to provide evidence for you or to help you form an argument.
Whether you’re feeling excited or overwhelmed by the AP writing argument FRQ, being strategic about forming your thesis, crafting a strong, chronological argument, and utilizing good, supportive evidence will lead to a better overall essay response.