I collected Ehrenreich annotations at the start of class, and then we discussed the group of Fairview students protesting the new CMAS state test. Then we worked on multiple choice practice where students answered short-answer versions of the MC questions before seeing the choices and picking the best one as a group. Homework: read and annotate the Minnesota chapter for 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.