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Please follow this link for an introduction and link to the summer reading assignment documents for the 2012-2013 school year. AP Literature and Composition will read Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. IB Lang/Lit HL Year 2 will read Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Enjoy!
Check out these example essays from the AP and the rubric. My suggestion is to use the process that we have employed all year to continue learning from this essay practice.
Please read and analyze this poem for Monday.
Check out this piece by Georgetown University freshman Darryl Robinson on his experience as a writer and student in a world-class school. It’s eye opening!
First, Tracy Smith has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; there was no fiction winner this year. Here are two of her poems, “Sci Fi” and “Duende,” which includes a recording of her reading the poem.
For investigative journalism, a group or reporters for the AP won for exposing NYPD police surveillance techniques that often . . . → Read More: Pulitzer Winners Announced – Links to Great Writing & Photojournalism
First, read Q2 & analyze. Next, read these example essay responses to Q2 and consider what works, what doesn’t, and what you can learn as a result.
Check out this link for Seamus Heaney’s brilliant “Death of a Naturalist.” We will discuss this poem in class, paying close attention to the role of tone in shaping the poem’s meaning.
Here is the link to all AP Literature Open Ended Question Prompts (Q3) for our tournament. The directions are:
Choose a prompt. Dissect the prompt – know what is is asking for, specifically. Write a thesis claim. Prepare a 1 minute explanation of the prompt and thesis, covering why the thesis is a good response . . . → Read More: AP Lit: Open-Ended Question Prompts for March Madness
Check out these sample responses to question 3 from the mock exam, compare them to your response, and plan a revision accordingly. Please have a revised draft by Monday, March 26.