The first half of class was spent reviewing the procedures and details of the AP test in preparation for tomorrow’s Mock Exam (big gym, 7:30 a.m., bring pencils and blue or black pens). During the second half, I checked out copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and students began reading the novel while I conferenced with them one at a time on their timed synthesis essays from last Friday. Homework: get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast! Mock Exam in the morning.
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.