AP English III
 
AP 2017-18 Summer Prompt/Enrollment Req's
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:53 PM -0700By: David Rosenberg
Mr. R's AP Summer Reading - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
SUMMER READING EXPECTATIONS:
All incoming AP Lit and Comp juniors are REQUIRED to:
  • Complete the summer reading of Ralph Ellisonís book Invisible Man
  • Write a 3 (FULL 3 pages) -5 page essay, typed MLA format, double spaced, Times New Roman/12pt
  • Come to OSA on 8/10 at 10:30AM and write a developed composition under rigorous time pressure.
I look forward to the upcoming year and encourage students to take notes on the book that CAN be used on the timed essay for REQUIRED supporting evidence. It is OPEN BOOK AND 50 MINUTES.

ESSAY PROMPT FOR SUMMER: DUE 8/10 PRINTED 10:30am when you report for TIMED ESSAY.

Analyze how the author Ralph Ellison employs sophisticated use of rhetorical devices through his style of writing and characters to illustrate his overall message to the audience.
  • Identify his message and how these different characters help to achieve this purpose.
*Support with convincing evidence from the text and clearly link these examples to prove the thesis.
*Students may contact me over the summer for clarification, but it will be limited: drosenberg@oakarts.org
AP Lit and Comp - Major Course Goals

Upon completing the course students should be able to:
  • Comprehend the content of selected pieces of literature that will be read in class.
  • Analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an authorís use of rhetorical strategies and techniques.
  • Independently analyze, summarize, and interpret the works they encounter and express their responses in creative and informal writing.
  • Respond personally and reflectively to a range of rhetorical literature.
  • Write in informal contexts (e.g., imitation exercises and in-class responses) designed to help them become increasingly aware of themselves as writers and of the techniques employed by the writers they read.
  • Demonstrate understanding and mastery of standard written English as well as stylistic maturity in their writings.
  • Have a working vocabulary in rhetoric.
  • Write in several forms (e.g., narrative, expository, analytical, and argumentative essays) about a variety of subjects (e.g., public policies, historical events, popular culture, personal experiences).
  • Move effectively through the stages of the writing proves, with careful attention too inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing, and review.
  • Write essays that proceed through several stages or drafts, with revision aided by teacher/peer edits.
Organize an essay by developing ideas, responding to questions and citing evidence.
Write clearly and effectively analyzing all types of literature and practice the steps in the writing process.
  • Possess a strong command of the writing process and develop the knowledge and strategies required for editing their own and others' work in peer critiques.
  • Analyze how graphics and visual images both relate to written texts and serve as alternative forms of text themselves.
  • Write essays for a variety of audiences and through multiple perspectives.
  • Develop research skills, and in particular, the ability to evaluate, use, and cite primary and secondary sources. The course assigns projects such as the researched argument paper, which ask students to present an argument of their own that includes the analysis and synthesis of ideas from an array of sources.
  • Use MLA documentation and cite sources using the Modern Language Associationís formats.
  • Take and pass the 3-hour Advance Placement test, which may provide college credit, based upon test scores.
Thank you very much and have a lovely summer,


David Rosenberg
OSA English Department



Summer Reading Prompt:
*Administered by the WONDERFUL Ms. K AND Mr. R
Due  8/10 10:30AM *PRINTED =  START TIMED ESSAY AT 10:45AM Sharp
(*taking an alternative time = still MUST email by June 30th if you will not be able to physically attend)
Write a 3 (full) -5 page essay, typed MLA format, double spaced, Times New Roman/12pt font

ESSAY PROMPT FOR SUMMER:
Analyze how the author Ralph Ellison employs sophisticated use of rhetorical devices through his style of writing and characters to illustrate his overall message to the audience.
  • Identify *his message and *how these different devices and characters help to *achieve this purpose.
*Support with convincing evidence from the text and clearly link these examples to prove the thesis.
*Students may contact me over the summer for clarification, but please think 1st: drosenberg@oakarts.org

SUMMER ESSAY DUE Due 8/10 PRINTED at OSA  (AP Lang TEST STARTS AT 10:30am) when you report for TIMED ESSAY. This applies to EVERYONE. MUST HAVE OWN MATERIALS (PEN/PAPER).

On-Site Essay -
OPEN BOOK 50 MINUTES ñ must provide evidence from the text (examples and/or quotes)

AP REQUIREMENTS ñ “NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS ”

MUST SIGN UP FOR CLASS BY JUNE 23rd ñ NO EXCEPTIONS
STUDENT MUST HAVE NO LOWER THAN 83% IN ENGLISH II:BOTH S#1 AND S#2
COMPLETE SUMMER TAKE HOME ESSAY FOR IM ñ MEETING MLA/3-5PAGES/TYPED
COME IN AND TAKE TIMED PORTION OF ESSAY 8/10 10:30am (*OPEN BOOK. **NOT NOTES)
BRING IN A *PRINTED COPY OF YOUR SUMMER ESSAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR ABOVE

*ONLY APPLIES TO VERY FEW AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS…
*STUDENTS THAT CANNOT ATTEND SCHEDULED IN CLASS TEST FOR VALID REASONS:
STILL MUST TURN IN SUMMER ESSAY BY TIME OF TEST 8/10 (VIA EMAIL) 10:30AM
MUST CONTACT Mr. R via email: drosenberg@oakarts.org


















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