Plan for two to three traditional class periods, in order to allow students ample time to complete their work.Each lesson contains specific notes regarding work time, for teacher reference.
Plan for two to three traditional class periods, in order to allow students ample time to complete their work.Each lesson contains specific notes regarding work time, for teacher reference.Students will also complete quizzes, timed essays, and practice tests to help prepare for the AP® exam throughout the course.
To formulate a top-level AP English essay, some preparation is required in addition to your AP English class.
Remember that you will be working under a time constraint of 2 hours for 3 essays (the College Board calls them "free response").
Students will work on analysis by answering short answer questions.
Their responses should be well developed, correctly spelled, and complete.
In addition to various passages and articles, students engage in analysis of images to better understand the processes of communication, persuasion and argument.
The goal is to develop skills in analyzing, explaining, and arguing through the analysis of texts from various time periods and genres and through writing formal and informal responses to them in a varietyof modes.You must complete all three essays within the 2-hour writing time limit.You must write an essay on each of the three essay topics; you have no alternative choices.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.Essay Expectations When you are asked to write an essay, a description of the topic/assignment and a length requirement will be included.Note that the minimum length requirement assumes FULL pages.Each passage is approximately 200 to 350 words in length; however, one of the passages is likely to be a visual document, such as a picture, an editorial cartoon, a graph or chart, and so on.Because of the increased amount of reading, the test development committee has added 15 minutes to the essay section.Students will also become accustomed to the basic structure of the College Board's 9 Point Rubric, as it will be used for scoring all essays in this course.Due to the complex nature of this course, and the multi-faceted approach to the AP® Exam preparation, most lessons will likely take longer than one traditional class period.