We spent this last day before the final reviewing Rhetorical Analysis using the Michael Pollan essay from last week one last time as well as Atticus Finch’s closing statement during the trial scene in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Homework: please review for the final by reviewing handouts and slides throughout this site; also, don’t forget that you must write the final using a blue or blank pen.
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.