More work on This I Believe today — students began, and in some cases completed, rough drafts of their essays. I walked students through several steps to help them make progress on these drafts. We will continue this process Wednesday with some focused peer editing. Homework: nothing due Wednesday, but you need to have a relatively complete (+80%?) TIB draft for peer review; also, you need to begin working on your Independent Novel Essay; both assignments are available on Google Classroom.
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.