I collected seminar reflections at the start of class. We had one last discussion of Mice before moving on to reading two texts — one about school by Mary Sherry, and a second by Lincoln (his second inaugural address). Students annotated each one and we started talking about the audience and purpose of the first. We’ll do more with the second next time. Homework: finish thinking about Lincoln’s audience and purpose; procure your independent novels for 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.