We started class by splitting up the independent novels into fourths and assigning due dates for the annotations for each fourth: - first fourth: 9/28 - second fourth: 10/6 - third fourth: 10/12 - finish the novel: 10/19 Next we began discussing appeals, of which students then looked for examples in the Steve Jobs speech from last week in groups. After reporting out and discussing Jobs’s use of appeals, we returned to the Lincoln prompt. Homework: write an essay analyzing Lincoln’s use of appeals in his second inaugural address (a simplified version of the accompanying prompt). Spend only 40 minutes writing this essay.
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.