After some reading time to work on the third fourth of students’ independent novels, we began our personal essay assignment by listening to and analyzing a couple of This I Believe essays. Students also practiced with Google Classroom, which they will use to submit the final personal essay in a couple of weeks. Homework: I will check the annotations of the third fourth of your independent novel on Thursday.
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.