I collected Huck Finn today to check annotations through the end of ch. 33. Students had some additional time for research and notecard evaluation before I talked about Intros, Conclusions, and how to organize the paper. Then I asked students to pick a section and begin writing. At the end of class, I passed out the Huck Finn Character Handout, which will be helpful in finishing the novel and preparing for the upcoming essay test. (I forgot to hand out these to 7th block, so make sure you get one from the sub on Thursday.) Homework: the research paper is due at 7:30 a.m. on 2/23; the rest of Huck Finn annotated is due on 2/25.
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.