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.
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.