After collecting independent novels to check part 3 and giving a district wellness inventory today, we tried to put the entire analysis of rhetoric puzzle together at once. Students read an essay about corn by Michael Pollan and completed a handout to identify elements of the rhetorical situation, tone, appeals, and style elements. We talked about each in an effort to practice all of the thinking that happens immediately before writing a Rhetorical Analysis essay on the AP exam — and in approaching any new text in life. Homework: finish reading and annotating your independent novels for next Monday.
AP English Language & Composition
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.