Students read the Amy Tan essay “Mother Tongue” to begin class, and also completed the typical rhetorical analysis handout. We discussed this essay, eventually zeroing in on her discussion of standardized testing. This led us to Google Classroom and a mini-research assignment on standardized testing, asking students to find some articles and practice with the argumentative moves from last Thursday. Homework: continue working on the standardized testing mini-research assignment, due at the start of class Friday.
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.