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Class Name: AP Language and Composition
Teacher: Michelle Alonso
Location: 231
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Due: May 15
Hi all,

As the result of lockdown days and testing, we may not get the opportunity to see each other before the AP exam. Although I will stop by the testing room and wish you all well, I wanted to leave you all with some review and study materials. The link provided includes thorough reviews and cheat sheets for the essays.

With that being said, I have decided against releasing the grades for the mock exam until after the AP exam. Overall, you all have done well, and I would not want to discourage any of you from trying on the exam because of one mock exam score. In the meantime, here are some pointers based off of mistakes I have seen:

Rhetorical Analysis:
- Remember that explanation is a key factor. Go in sequential order and see how the author builds their argument for the intended audience. If you quote, you must spend a good amount of time explaining.

- Stop adding huge block quotes. This essay should be about explanation of the sources and how they tie into your argument.
-Do not forget to cite in parenthesis.


-Use as many concrete examples as you can. Think along the lines of politics, current events, literature, and movies. But do not hesitate to add your own personal anecdotes in order to prove your point. Remember that you are either agreeing, disagreeing, or agreeing with reservations to the quote or passage.

Of course, you can always stop by or email me if you have any questions.

Due: May 14
Please, make sure you drop off the SOAPstone in the bin before or after school tomorrow, even if you are testing.


Due: Apr 24

Please see the attached links for today's work.

Due: Apr 8
Thank you all for coming to this Saturday's mock exam!

For those of your who did not make it, you must come to make up the exam on Monday and Tuesday (April 8 & 9) during ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. This will be your only opportunity to make up the exam. Each day you must stay for 1.5 hours (2:30-4). There is absolutely no negotiation on these terms. I will input the zeroes into the gradebook on Wednesday if you do not make up the exam.

Due: Apr 6
Please plan to attend Saturday's mock exam from 9 AM - 1 PM in the school cafeteria. Refreshments and food will be provided.
Attendance will be a mandatory component of your grade in AP Lang.

Due: Apr 5
Due: Apr 1

Due: Feb 23
I wholeheartedly encourage you all to attend tonight's final showing of Little Shop of Horrors at the Lehman theater at MDC North. The play is truly a treat, and you are supporting our theater department going forward.

I know this is a last minute endorsement, but if you happen to make it to the show, keep your tickets and come see me for a pass on a Noredink assignment.

Enjoy the weekend, and see you all on Monday!
Due: Feb 9
Please, sign up for the opportunity to receive extra credit this semester. If you received extra credit last semester, and we spoke, please sign up for one shift.
Those of you that would like to receive extra credit can sign up for one shift as well. This will replace one single grade in the gradebook. You will have to show up and talk to prospective students about AP Language and Composition and the work you do in the course (of course, this requires you to be punctual and courteous).

This is the only extra credit for this semester.
Due: Jan 25
Hi all! 

Not homework, but just a quick update: you can now view the tweets for The Great Gatsby in my classroom during the last five minutes of class, lunch, before or after school. They are on my bookcase.

-Ms. Alonso

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