After turning in their part 4 annotations, students spent the next 15 minutes finishing up their Sanders essays from last week. We reviewed the scoring guidelines and some sample essays from when this prompt was on the test in 2007, and then students scored their own essays as well as a partner’s. At the end of class, I introduced a second preparatory assignment for students to work on before digging into the independent novel essay later this week. Homework: work some on this novel essay assignment in Google Classroom; there will be some more time to work on it on Wednesday, and it is due at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night.
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.