We returned to the Penny synthesis prompt at the start of class, this time spending some time with the sources. We read and annotated Source A together, and then we went over some more argumentative moves. We then read and annotated Source B, and then we compared the two, practicing with the frames from the handout. We did the same with Sources C and D. Then we briefly discussed visual sources with the promise of more to come.
AP Lang B
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
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.