I collected the Lincoln annotations to check them at the start of class. Then I introduced rhetoric. We discussed the rhetorical triangle and a list of verbs useful for expressing author’s purpose. We also used the PEAP acronym to help try and figure out the rhetorical situation for a given text. We watched Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement speech, and students began filling out the handout for this speech. Homework: independent novels due 9/16.
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.