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Open house 2013 ap english language

  1. 1. Open HouseOpen House Mrs. Scruggs’s AP LanguageMrs. Scruggs’s AP Language
  2. 2. Please sign in on the sheetPlease sign in on the sheet  Don’t forget to include yourDon’t forget to include your student’s name and period sostudent’s name and period so he/she can receive extra credithe/she can receive extra credit
  3. 3. More HelpersMore Helpers  Students study prose models and develop a personal style of their own in both expository and creative writings. Types of writing emphasized include essays, reports, summaries, personal narratives, and arguments. The required research paper will be based on critical analysis of classic writers and an in-depth study of historical documents and contemporary issues. At least one Shakespearean play should be included. At the completion of the course, students will be required to take the Advanced Placement Exam and might receive college credit based upon their scores and the requirements of the college of their choice.
  4. 4. Assignment CalendarsAssignment Calendars  All assignment calendars are postedAll assignment calendars are posted on Edmodo.on Edmodo.  Students will need to create a googleStudents will need to create a google account and livebinder as well. Weaccount and livebinder as well. We complete many assignments onlinecomplete many assignments online  Please have your student sign intoPlease have your student sign into his/her Edmodo account and youhis/her Edmodo account and you may print out the assignments.may print out the assignments.  The course syllabus is also postedThe course syllabus is also posted on our Edmodoon our Edmodo
  5. 5. Our GradingOur Grading  Percentages  Homework/Classwork/Quizzes/ Participation-25%  Essays (Timed and Formal)-30%  Tests-25%  Electronic-Response Notebook/Short Blogs/Wikis: 20%  Final Exam- 25% of the course
  6. 6. Our GradingOur Grading  Grading Scale  A 93-100  B 85-92  C 77-84  D 70-76  F 0 -69
  7. 7. Our units of studyOur units of study Unit Title: Unit 1: Pre-colonial Literature Rhetoric (Patterns) Timeline (Weeks 1-2) Unit 2: Revolutionary and Early National Literature /Enlightenment Rhetoric (Patterns) (Weeks 3-4) Unit 3: Romanticism Rhetoric (Patterns) (Weeks 5-7) Unit 4 Transcendentalism Rhetoric (Patterns) (Weeks 8-9) Unit 5 Realism/Naturalism/Regionalism Rhetoric (Patterns) (Weeks 10-12) Unit 6 AP Exam Prep Rhetoric (Patterns and SEVERAL HANDOUTS) (Weeks 13-14) Unit 7 Modernism Rhetoric (Patterns) (Weeks 15-16) Unit 8 Contemporary Rhetoric (Weeks 17-18)
  8. 8. Course OverviewCourse Overview  Course Overview The course overview and objectives for the course are taken from the AP English Course description for English Language and Composition published by the College Board and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The choice of texts is based on the representative authors' list found therein. Students in this introductory college-level course read and carefully analyze a broad and challenging range of nonfiction prose selections, deepening their awareness of rhetoric and how language works. Through close reading and frequent writing, students develop a greater awareness of purpose and strategy, while strengthening their own composing abilities.  Course readings feature expository, analytical, personal, and argumentative texts from a variety of authors and historical contexts. Students examine and work with essays, letters, speeches, images, and imaginative literature. Students frequently confer about their writing in class in small-group discussions, whole-group discussions, electronic communications, and conferences with the teacher. Students will prepare for the AP Exam in English Language and Composition and may be granted advanced placement, college credit, or both as a result of satisfactory performance. According to our state Department of Public Instruction, aspects of this AP course must also fulfill the Standard Course of Study for English III Honors. Thus, this course will also utilize writings in a variety of modes from American literature, in addition to those from other cultures. The course also meets the most recent AP English Language and Composition Course Description.
  9. 9. NMSI and AP EnglishNMSI and AP English  Students may earn money forStudents may earn money for each passing exam scoreeach passing exam score  Students receive extra help fromStudents receive extra help from College Board trainersCollege Board trainers  Students need to attendStudents need to attend Saturday reviews to prepare forSaturday reviews to prepare for the examthe exam
  10. 10. What the exam is likeWhat the exam is like  Multiple-choice passages thatMultiple-choice passages that are prose with approximatelyare prose with approximately 54-58 questions.54-58 questions.  Three separate essays:Three separate essays:  Synthesis, rhetorical analysis, andSynthesis, rhetorical analysis, and argument.argument. ** Please don’t buy an AP study** Please don’t buy an AP study guide: many of them are WRONGguide: many of them are WRONG on how to approach the revampedon how to approach the revamped essays!essays!
  11. 11. TutoringTutoring  I have tutoring available beforeI have tutoring available before school daily and after school onschool daily and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Tuesdays and Thursdays.  **Students receive extra credit**Students receive extra credit for tutoring sessionsfor tutoring sessions