We debriefed from our first Legacy Grant Saturday Study Session at the start of class. Students shared what they learned and how they thought it would help them on the AP Exam (and more immediately, the final which is only a month away!). Then we finally got to spend some time discussing the Ehrenreich text, particularly what her central argument is and how well she has supported it so far. After a good discussion in each class, we shifted to our first argument prompt. Students did not write an essay for this prompt, but we used it to discuss where your evidence on this essay comes from as well as how important it is to evaluate multiple sides of the issue. We will continue working with the prompt on Thursday. Homework: the “Minnesota” chapter in Nickel and Dimed needs to be fully annotated by 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.