Friday, June 19, 2009

Welcome, new AP Lang students!

Illustration from Chapter VI

Welcome to a fun, challenging course of study!  The summer assignment is posted on my school website and on the Class Info & Docs page (see the page link in the upper right hand corner?).

In a nutshell, read the two articles about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provided in the summer assignment, then read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn[1. I hope you enjoy Huckleberry Finn!  In the midst of Twain's arguments, it's also a book about friendship, growing up, and finding out who you are.] whilst completing the study guide[2. This and the write-ups for the two articles can be blogged if you set up your blog over the summer - remember to email me your blog address], and lastly familiarize yourself with the rhetorical vocabulary included in the summer assignment document (there will be a quiz!).  All this is due on September 4, 2009.

Have a great summer and feel free to email me if you have questions.

NOTE (12 August 2009): There have been a couple of inquiries about buying books.  You will not need to buy any books in this course.  All books will be provided by the school.  As this is the first year this class has been taught over the course of a whole year, it is possible we may not get to all of the novels listed on the syllabus.  This class is, after all, concerned primarily with non-fiction writings and preparing for college and the AP test in May.

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