Here’s an excellent current essay defending the literature of pointed ideas entitled “It’s OK to Have a Point: A Defense of Literature with an Agenda.” Read this if you want to have another perspective on why we read literature and why I push you to comb for the ideas that lurk within the text, teasing . . . → Read More: AP Lit (or any interested student): Excellent Essay Germane to Literature, Slaughterhouse 5
Let’s build on your recent, successful paragraphs with a good essay written in class over the next two class periods. Mr. Friesen will be in class with you, and he is a good resource for you on writing and building an analysis from your reading. If you would like additional instruction, please see the three . . . → Read More: Classwork: IB L&L HL – Process Essay on The Psychopath Test
The notes from our extensive discussion today have been shared with you in our shared Google Docs “Notes” folder and are linked below. Please note that I will soon cease linking documents shared with you in the Google Docs folder because it’s taking me twice as long to do than need be. I added a . . . → Read More: Notes: IB L&L HL – SOAPSTone & Division/Classification Essays
The exam essay will be the definition essay on the topic of motivation from the exam review sheet. Prepare as you wish, but you will not be able to bring materials into the exam room.
Good work on the video piece of the exam this week, folks. You took charge and made progress – good . . . → Read More: English 12 – Final Exam Note
The notes from the lecture on using the persuasive organizer to outline your essay have been shared with you in Google docs and linked below.
Organizing a Persuasive Essay E
Organizing a Persuasive Essay D
Please find the student samples below for Question 1, the poetry response, at the link below in PDF format.
Q1 Samples and Scoring for 2011 AP Lit Mock
EDIT: To include the following
Please score the examples and your own essay with comments related to the rubric. Additionally, consider the following questions for some brief . . . → Read More: Classwork & Homework: AP Lit C & F Mock Q1 Examples, Grading
Linked below is an excellent article on immigration to Europe, particularly covering migrants from Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy, France, and Spain. This piece covers facts, claims, and counterclaims regarding a possible impending wave of immigration following the uprisings across Northern Africa. European attitudes on immigration are also covered.
“Revolts Rise Fears of Migration . . . → Read More: Resource: English 10 B, C, D – Immigration Article
Please find the student samples below for Question 2, the prose response, at the link below in PDF format.
Q2 Samples and Scoring for 2011 AP Lit Mock
Please use this document linked below and shared with you in Google docs as a guide for writing your proposal paper. We will discuss this in class, but have a look at it first if you find the time.
Proposal Paper Checklist Rubric
Consider reviewing these notes before tomorrow’s class in order to reap maximum benefit from our Question 3 practice exercises. The notes have been shared with you in Google docs and are linked below.
Writing a Good Thesis Statement