I once again reminded students of the second Saturday Study Session on February 7, and I asked them to start signing up and to let me know if they needed to ride the bus. Then we talked some more about equity and the dominant culture, first connecting it to some of our reading from last semester, and then beginning to think about how to research it for the paper. We went over the details of the research assignment, students did a scavenger hunt to review MLA format, and then they began looking for academic journals to read and help them narrow down the topic and scope of their papers. Homework: read and annotate through the end of ch. 12 (p. 80 in my copy of the novel) by Monday.
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.