Returning to MLK’s speech today, we discussed the tone and tonal shifts students found while watching it last class. Then I introduced style, discussing different elements of rhetorical style while students augmented my handout with their own notes. We returned to the text of the speech so students could begin identifying some of these style elements. At the end of class I gave some reading time. Homework: part 3 of your independent novel is due on 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.