Our end-of-year PARCC testing started today, and it took most of the class. During testing, I checked annotations for Part 1 of Capote. After everyone finished testing, we briefly discussed everyone’s questions about Part 1 of Capote. Then students reviewed the Orwell essay and finished the handout from last class. We discussed the essay and Orwell’s use of rhetoric, and then we transitioned to argument. Using another handout, students began outlining an argument essay agreeing or disagreeing with Orwell’s position in “Shooting an Elephant.”
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.