Students began class with a short reflection on Ehrenreich before moving into an interesting online simulation related to the text. We then looked at our first AP Argument essay prompt, and attempted to apply some of the skills of the last two weeks to this task. Students figured out what kinds of sources to use, various positions that could be taken, and then outlined and began writing an essay in response to this prompt. Homework: finish Ehrenreich over break; annotations are due 12/1
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.