Students wrote their last practice RA essay during the first 40 minutes of class. We then reviewed the released student samples and my compared them to their own essays. At the end of class, students read “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell and began working on this handout for next class. Homework: read and annotate Part 1 of Capote for Monday.
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.