Students turned in their homework — the rhetorical situation and related claim/data/commentary paragraphs from Lincoln’s second inaugural — at the start of class. Then I checked to see if students had their independent novels for the year while they color-coded the body paragraphs of their summer Mice essays. After evaluating their own paragraphs for use of the Claim, Data, Commentary pattern from Monday, students revised one body paragraph to improve the organization and textual support. Students had reading time at the end of class as they finished these revised paragraphs.
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.