AP 11: Language and Composition

AP 11: Language and Composition

AP 11: Language and Composition THE TEST! Overview 3 hours and 15 minutes 2 sections Section 1: 45 60 multiple choice questions (60 minutes); 15 minute reading period Section 2: 3 free-response (essay) questions (120 minutes)

Multiple Choice questions test how well students are able to analyze the rhetoric of prose passages Free response questions ask students to demonstrate their composition skills by writing 3 types of essays Rhetorical analysis essay

DRQ (argument) essay Synthesis essay Multiple Choice Related to 4 5 prose passages Passages will be: Fiction and/or non-fiction (emphasis on non-fiction) From different time periods (at least one pre-20th century)

Of different styles Of different purposes Students will be expected to Follow sophisticated syntax and be comfortable with upper-level vocabulary Respond to diction, make inferences, and be familiar with modes of discourse and rhetorical strategies Be familiar with rhetorical terminology, be sensitive to irony and tone, and recognize components of organization and style Do NOT skip questions! Wrong answers are not counted against your score!

Multiple Choice Question Types Questions about rhetoric (diction, syntax, figurative language, point-of-view, etc.) comprise the majority of questions Questions about authors meaning and purpose and questions about main idea appear frequently Questions about organization and structure and rhetorical mode appear less frequently but still are important There are also OTHER TYPES but these

categories cover most questions Essays Essays are scored from a 1 (bad) to a 9 (freakishly brilliant) A score range of 5 to 7 is good though higher is better! Presentation developed by Catherine Hart Green Hope High School, Raleigh, NC Essay 1: Rhetorical Analysis

Involves the analysis of elements of STYLE This essay is NOT asking you what something means This essay is NOT asking you to summarize This essay IS asking you WHY the author uses various elements of style This essay IS asking you HOW an author makes literary CHOICES for a PURPOSE Essay 2: DRQ (argumentative) The prompt for this essay will provide you some kind of

assertion (this assertion may take many forms) Your task is to defend (agree), refute (disagree), or qualify (agree or disagree with reservations) this assertion You MUST include sophisticated evidence to support your response SHOW THAT YOU ARE WELL-ROUNDED! References to literature References to current events References to history

NOTE: Defend and refute are the easiest and clearest argumentative essays to write; we do NOT recommend that you attempt to qualify any assertion! TIP: Spend time this year watching the news and keeping up with current events! Essay 3: Synthesis The prompt will provide you with 5 or more resources (including non-verbal texts like photographs, advertisements, etc.)

You will be required not only to evaluate these resources but also to synthesize the information presented in the resources to create an argumentative essay

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • title

    title

    Off-campus library services conference XIII Lynn Copeland April 23, 2008 Who are our users? 64% female 75% employed 25% had children 47% 20-24 years old 83% did not find library research difficult BUT need for better communicaiton about library resources...
  • THE ELECTOLYSIS OF WATER - Quia

    THE ELECTOLYSIS OF WATER - Quia

    IN OTHER WORDS - Stronger battery = more electricity = more gas produced (and faster, too) Faraday's laws continued Faraday's 2nd Law of Electrolysis - For a given quantity of electricity (electric charge), the mass of an elemental material altered...
  • Session 1 C O L U M N

    Session 1 C O L U M N

    Netball; Number of students . 7. 5. 9. 2. 5- Graph your results. 1- Think of a question. How to conduct a survey. 3- Record your results in a table. ... Origin of the words graph and data. How ....
  • WORLD TRADE CENTER - Department of Civil Engineering

    WORLD TRADE CENTER - Department of Civil Engineering

    WORLD TRADE CENTER Dennis Boothe Jesse Hindle History of the WTC Designed by Minoru Yamasaki Engineer: Leslie Robertson Officially opened in 1973 Owned by the Port Authority of NY & NJ Cost: ~$1.5 billion Purpose of WTC Design Aim: Revitalize...
  • Principle of Enzyme reactions - Murdoch University

    Principle of Enzyme reactions - Murdoch University

    The binding energy released is the energy source of lowering the activation energy (analogy of magnets in stickase) H bonds of T with H2O are replaced by bonds with E (dry bonding) T Binding Energy * What is the effect...
  • Mark 5:1-20 Healing of a demonpossessed man Mark

    Mark 5:1-20 Healing of a demonpossessed man Mark

    Mark 5:1-20 Healing of a demon-possessed man
  • GHRCE IEEE Membership

    GHRCE IEEE Membership

    IEEE. IEEE is the world's largest international, non-profit technical organization. Over 365,000 members.(68,000 students) Present in 175 countries. Promotes the advancement and study of electrical, electronics, communications and computer engineering. Power generation. Microelectronics. Electromagnetic. Biotechnology. Aerospace and so on. G...
  • A Winterbourne View eset tapasztalatai Hogyan vlhat egy

    A Winterbourne View eset tapasztalatai Hogyan vlhat egy

    A Winterbourne View eset tapasztalatai. Hogyan válhat egy abúzus eset reformok mozgatórugójává. Kozma Ágnes. Tizard Centre, University of Kent