Today was day 3 of PARCC testing for juniors. This test was shorter than the others, so we had some time today to discuss the First Amendment and the Supreme Court in preparation for our next Socratic seminar topic: license plates in Texas. I handed out two articles — one from The New York Times and another from Aljazeera America — and students began reading these and annotating them. We will continue with this on Thursday. Homework: annotations for part 3 of your independent novels are due on Thursday.
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.