I collected independent novels at the start of class to check part 1 annotations. Then, picking up where we left off Thursday, we further discussed how to read visual sources and the packet of examples. We ended this lesson precisely in time for students to do a timed Synthesis essay on the Postal Service prompt; the only alteration I made to the prompt was that students were required to use the visual source. Homework: part 2 annotations in your independent novel are due on 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.