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AP Language and Composition is a course intended to help juniors and seniors learn how to read more carefully and write more convincingly. We will be studying different forms of rhetoric and working on writing argumentative and persuasive essays. (continued)


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Unit 4: Witch Hunts, Real and Metaphorical — 51.5 KB Icon description

This is our focus for January through the beginning of February. What is a witch hunt? Which ones are real, and which ones are metaphorical. We will be reading The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, based on the Salem Witch Trials but written by Miller during the McCarthy term when he was trying to accuse people in government and in the arts of being Communists by forcing the confessions of their friends and colleagues.

Argument, Politics, Education, Schemes and Tropes — 24.3 KB Icon description

In this segment of the course, we will be writing Argument essays based on articles and op-eds focused on Politics, Education, and we will learn how to identify rhetorical schemes and tropes in the pieces we read.

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Upcoming Assignments

Quiz on Transcendental REading ‐ Due Tomorrow
Complete 2-column notes on Walden ‐ Due Tuesday
REsearch Project, Part 3 ‐ Due Mar 13
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Events of the Week

  • Assignment - Quiz on Transcendental REading
  • Silent Seminar, opening with a single point of interest
  • 2-column notes on Walden
  • Large group discussion on Silent Seminar results
  • Assignment - Complete 2-column notes on Walden
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