The research paper was due this morning at 7:30 a.m. on Google Classroom. I reminded students of late/revision policy for research papers, and then went over details of the Mock Exam essays. I handed back the Argument and Rhetorical Analysis essays and discussed their prompts and scoring guides. I also briefly handed back the Synthesis essays so students could record their scores for all three in the Google Docs spreadsheet I previously shared with each of them to calculate their AP score for the mock exam. Students then had a bit of Huck Finn reading time at the end of class. Homework: finish reading/annotating the novel for Wednesday
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.