After about 20 minutes of reading time to start class, we discussed some more of the nuts and bolts of the AP Lang test in May — particularly, how the test is scored and what you need to get on each section to be successful. Then we reviewed the scoring guidelines/rubric for the 2007 Rhetorical Analysis prompt (Sanders), and we looked at three anchor papers to better understand the rubric and what the scorers are looking for. Homework: the first fourth of your independent novel is due on Thursday; also, if you have not completed the Malcolm X assignment due today, we didn’t get to it, so you have some extra time to finish.
College professors frequently lament the poor writing skills of the students who enter their classrooms, particularly straight out of high school. This course is designed to help you succeed in not only a freshman composition course, but in college altogether. Students will learn to think critically, read analytically, and communicate with clarity and confidence.
While students may earn college credit if they receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam (depending on their chosen college), the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students for the rigors of college writing.