We continued finals review today. I went through every handout from the semester, pointing out how students could print new copies from this very website, and how to prepare for and use these materials on the final. Students prepped two different AP prompts and then wrote whichever one they chose in class. After this, we watched a video from Last Week Tonight, and analyzed the use of rhetoric as well as argumentative moves from this clip. Homework: work on revisions to the two summative essays; also, optionally, write the other practice essay you did not write in class today.
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.