At the start of class, we reviewed the cell phone discussion from Thursday and students signed up for Remind.com (A3, A4), and then we went over the syllabus for the year. We also reviewed the three different essays on the AP Exam. After this, I handed out two articles (Time Magazine and the Daily Times-Call) for students to read and annotate. We briefly discussed the pros and cons of running school all year rather than giving students and teachers a long summer break. Students then began writing an essay taking a position on this topic of year-round school. Homework: Please finish your year-round school essay for Wednesday; also, please show the syllabus to your parents and get the signature slip signed.
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.