We kicked off second semester with a review of last semester’s RA passage and essays. Students revised their introductions and one body paragraph with the goal being to improve description of the rhetorical situation. I signed out copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and students began reading and annotating this novel. At the very end of class, students completed a number puzzle to introduce the concept of equity, something we will discuss for the next several weeks. Homework: read/annotate a chapter or two of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn before Wednesday.
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.