Explore PT References



The AP Guidelines for the Explore task state that:
“At least two of the sources must have been created after the end of the previous academic year”

What does the College Board consider the end of the previous school year? My school finished our previous school year around June 13 last year. One of my students wants to use a source from June 23, 2017. Would he be able to use that source?



@ryapchan that certainly feels good to me. From what I have seen, the academic year ends in May, so June 23, 2017 seems well-within the “safe” zone.


What if a website article/post has no date. Can it be counted as current if the copyright date is 2018 for the website?


I would be reluctant to bank on that for the Explore - the “has 2 ‘recent’ sources” point should be an easy point to get, I would hate for students to miss it because of the date on an article.

I would suggest going to the College Board teacher site for the official answer, but like I said, I would be reluctant to use that as my “recent” article.