Wednesday, 10/14

After some reading time at the start of class, we reviewed Monday’s instruction on rhetoric and discussed the step-by-step process of writing an AP-style Rhetorical Analysis essay. Students read and annotated an AP prompt (2007 Question 2) and used the now familiar RA handout to figure out Sanders’s purpose and how he uses rhetorical strategies to support that purpose. Students then began writing the essay, using the organization around shifts in tone that we discussed earlier in class. Homework: finish your independent novels for Monday.