We began class with half of a timed multiple choice practice test in preparation for the Mock Exam next Thursday. Afterwards, we looked at our second synthesis prompt, this one about school technology. I used this prompt to introduce the idea of organizing a simple five-paragraph response around three topics (“factors” in this prompt) that overlap among multiple sources. Students identified which three factors they would use as the topics for each body paragraph if they were to write this essay. There were a few minutes at the end of class to continue work on the standardized testing mini-research activity. Homework: finish the mini-research in Google Classroom; due 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.