Our last day to prep before Tuesday’s Mock Exam, we returned to our multiple choice practice from last week for most of the class. We spent the last 30 minutes looking at a new synthesis prompt and practicing how to attack this task — annotate, determine a position to take, write a thesis, choose main ideas for body paragraphs, and pick quotes from complimentary or contradictory sources to make the sources talk to one another. Homework: spend 30 minutes reviewing this weekend, similarly to how you prepared for the first semester final; in particular, try to memorize a few argumentative moves you can use on your essays.
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.