Students reviewed the scoring guidelines for the Buy Nothing Day essay from last class and scored their own essays. We reviewed words and sentence frames for arguments, and everyone revised two of the four paragraphs from that same essay, and turned everything back in. Students then pivoted to preparations for Monday’s Socratic seminar on Nickel and Dimed, including filling out a third conclusion/support/yes/but handout for the “Minnesota” chapter. I also prompted everyone for questions they should write up in advance of Monday’s seminar. Homework: finish preparing for the seminar; also, all late novel and TIB essays must be turned in by 12/17.
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.