We dug into our first multiple choice practice today. Students re-read the practice passage they read and annotated last week and then worked in groups to determine the rhetorical situation, which we discussed as a class. In the same groups, students came up with short answers to modified versions of the question stems for this prompt. Then, I went through the actual questions and answer choices while groups tried to match their short answers to the answer choices and competed against the other groups to see who could get the most right. Homework: the second fourth of your independent novel must be read and annotated by the start of class on Wednesday.
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.