Students completed a handout asking them to consider our four motifs from last semester in Huck Finn. This was due by the end of class. After they worked on this for a while, I reviewed different types of arguments and how that applies to the organization of the research paper. Students received a second handout, which asked them to evaluate their notecards (real or virtual) to see where they could begin writing and where they needed to do more research, and we worked on these and additional research for the rest of class. Homework: Read/annotate to the end of ch. 33 in Huck Finn for next Tuesday; also, try to have most of your research done so you can start writing!
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.