These papers must have a title and be typed according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) format. Our main method of writing will be the compare/ contrast essay. A review of figurative language, sensory detail and diction will complement our study of some important American poets. Students will analyze speeches for logical fallacies. The Rhetoric of the Visual: In this brief unit, we will explore the rhetorical nature of images: advertising, political cartoon, photographs and other forms of visual art. Choosing a Topic: Choose a topic that can be covered in depth in the required length of the paper. . 3-5 subject notebook / or binder, 1 folder College ruled loose leaf paper Pens (Black and Blue only pencils Highlighters Pocket College Dictionary Index cards, Medium sized Post-It Notes USB flash drive/memory stick tend class regularly mplete and turn in assigned work when due.Have. The course provides students with the intellectual challenges, such as teaching and learning strategies, and assignments/ assessments which will prepare them for the AP exam as well as college and university study.
Academic honesty / plagiarism policy: All work submitted by students must.
Fridays will be set aside for.
Exam practice (at different points of the year.
Upon completing AP English Language and Composition, students should be able. O Plagiarism, which is defined as the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts. Diagnostic multiple choice and writing samples from summer reading.
Grading: This is an advanced class filled with motivated and bright students; however, grades are earned based on hard work and demonstrated mastery of AP skills. . Holistic grading or taking into account everything that should be in the essay and noting all strengths and weaknesses will be the preferred choice of grading, although grading for only one aspect and even ignoring the rest may be used for such things as effective. O Giving or receiving help from another person on tests and quizzes. Peer Review : Peer review is an essential component of writing process, providing writers with additional and providing readers with practice in critical reading and analytical skills. This score will reflect what I believe your essay would receive, were you to have submitted it at an actual.P. Essay #1: After reading, My First Lifeline by Maya Angelou, students will answer a series of questions that help them unpack the message and rhetorical strategies in Angelous essay. Image Grammar / Harry Noden, the Modern Researcher /Jac, writers Inc / Patrick Sebranek, selected Readings from literature, poetry, contemporary non-fiction and contemporary media, with a focus on justice. C: Demonstrated at least basic ability in all learning targets.
Writers Workshop: Throughout the year students will practice their writing skills, sharpen their rhetoric, and craft their writing style during writing workshops. Course Texts: The Color of Water / James McBride, hunger of Memory / Richard Rodriguez, smoke Signals / Sherman Alexie.