Greetings parents and guardians. I hope you are having a happy spring. We have been constantly moving quicker and quick in AP English Language & Composition, but this is a necessity at this time of the year. Our AP exam is on Friday, May 10th, so we only have 6 weeks of class time left before test day is here. I hope you are speaking with your child about how prepared or nervous they feel. We have written a process essay recently, which is an essay that the students got to do three drafts of. They were able to self-edit, read out loud to someone at home, and have two peer reviews.
We just started reading Zora Neale Huston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. We are reading this to help the students with their analysis essay on the AP exam. Zora's writing is intensely detailed, but then she lapses into dialogue that features a low Southern dialect of African Americans.
We are still working on acclimating more higher level vocabulary into our writing as well. Some of the students said they found our vocab words on the most recent SAT that they took. Please make sure that your student is rewriting their vocab, making flip cards, a foldable, or reading them out loud. They need to do something that will help with their learning style.
Lastly, we are working on the multiple choice section of the exam, and we are learning exactly how to tackle it. Students can calulate what they need to get on each section of the exam to pass by going to www.appass.com
. I also would greatly appreciate if they would go ahead and sign up for an account on www.apscore.com
. This is a website that has helpful resources, and it will also be where they can see their test scores in July. Please feel free to e-mail me with any cares or concerns at email@example.com
Catherine Durgin Baker
AP English Language
Asst. Beta Club Director