On our first day back from Thanksgiving break, I checked the last of the Ehrenreich annotations. I also talked about how the Independent Novel Essays went before starting a new Argument prompt (Buy Nothing Day) and going over a very effective organizational strategy for AP Argument essays. Students extensively planned out their response to the prompt and then attempted to write an essay using this new organization. After turning these in, we briefly discussed small questions to the second half of Ehrenreich and her run in with drug testing to wrap up class for the day.
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.