We worked on another “Yes, but...” activity today, this time with an article from FiveThirtyEight. Then we took this a step further and discussed sentence frames useful in concession and rebuttal. We also answered small/medium questions students had about Ehrenreich’s Florida chapter, and then connected the concession/rebuttal sentence frames to Nickel and Dimed. Homework: read and annotate the Maine chapter.
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.