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Port Washington High School   

AP English Language and Composition

 

 Mrs. Floading, Room 317 

lisa.floading@pwssd.k12.wi.us

  

SUMMER WORK  

  

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2013 SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 

Video Overview of the Summer Assignment 

 

2013 SUMMER ENRICHMENT SESSION (July 15-17)

 

  


 

 

Click the textbook pictures below to access the publishers' companion web sites. 

 

 

 

Documents on this site are saved as .pdf files; to open them you need to have Adobe Acrobat.

Most computers have the program already. However, you can download the program if you need to.

(The basic version is FREE), click here to be directed to the Adobe downloads page.

 

AP English Language & Composition FAQ's

  

AP SCORES ONLINE

 (CLICK HERE FOR INFO)

 

 


  

CLASS RESOURCES  

 

Formal Writing Assignments

 

Independent Reading Assignments

 

Additional Discussion Credit

  

 

Visual Rhetoric

 

 

Phonecasting Assignment

 

 


 

               

 

 Editorial Analysis Assignments

   

Assignment/Rubric/Planning Sheet...click here.

Checklist for editorial analysis...click here.

SAMPLE editorial analysis...click here. 

 

 

Select and read a current opinion piece in one of the following periodicals: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street JournalThe New YorkerThe Atlantic Monthly, The Economist. CLICK ON THE TITLES ABOVE TO BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO THE OPINION/EDITORIAL PAGES.

 

Print the article. As you read it, you should annotate the article and write a paper that indicates the writer’s key argument (thesis) and evaluation of the writer’s appeals to authority, reason, ethics and/or emotion with supporting evidence to show how you know. You should also comment on the writers' style by noting effective uses of diction, imagery, syntax and tone. You may also wish to analyze the writer's organization of the piece, when appropriate.  

 

All article summaries must be accompanied by appropriate source citation (bibliography and parenthetical citations) as specified by MLA.  You may use an ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHY GENERATOR (click here!) for your bibliography of the article. Print it out and staple it in with your response. Be sure to keep all of your article responses in your classroom portfolio. 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE DIFFERENT APPEALS - remember that the strongest arguments use a combination of all three appeals. 

Ethos, Logos, Pathos (Powerpoint)

 

Appeal to Ethics

·      Writer brings up shared values (the words "we" or "us" may be used or implied)

·      Reputation of writer establishes credibility 

Appeal to Reason

·      Specific details, examples, facts, statistics, or expert testimony to support position

·      Acknowledges the opposing viewpoint (a strong writer also refutes it) 

Appeal to Emotion

·      Figurative language (metaphor, simile, alliteration, hyperbole, personification, etc.)

·      Personal anecdotes/stories

·      Words with strong connotations (loaded language)

·      Vivid, concrete description, details and imagery 

 

 


  

 

Web Resources

  

Grammar Help 

 

Grammar Bytes

 

Basic Sentence Parts and Configurations

 

Rhetorical Terms Resources

 

Quizlet - Great site for practicting rhetorical terms!

 

Site for Online Flash Cards

 

Gale Glossary of Rhetorical Terms 

 

Rhetorical Terms with Examples from the University of Kentucky

 

American Rhetoric

 

There's a Name For It!

 

Logical Fallacies

 

The AP Test

 

College Board AP Homepage for Students

 

Score Calculator for AP Exam

 

Research & MLA Format

 

Noodletools

 

School Databases - Remote Access 

 

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Online Writing Lab - Purdue) 

 

Sites of Interest 

 

NCTE National Gallery of Writing

 

College vs. High School Writing

 

1,000 Most Common SAT Words

 

A Compendium of Glossaries to Jargon

 

 

Archived Materials

Preparing for AP English Language: Close Reading Non-Fiction

July 9, 10, 11     8:00 – 10:10 a.m.

   

2012 Summer Assignment 

 

Class Agenda