Hello AP kids. I hope you had a great weekend. It was nice out. A bit hot. Hope you all know someone with a pool! I actually jumped in mine after moving rocks around and planting some jalapenos in the garden.
So Friday I took the day off (from you all), but I still watched the video. And there was a lot of good review for you to think about. They just used different words than I do.
The biggest point that they were trying to make was be sure on the test to NOT summarize the piece, but to analyze the piece.
I liked what they said, the AP reader already knows the piece. They have read it at least 25 times. So they don't want you to retell it.
Your job is to write about what the author does, how they did it, and why they did it.
So using our TTSTCANDI Chart, you would tell which of the things they did. That is the "what and how part," but more importantly, tell WHY they did it. What does that "thing" bring to the text? What does it mean at the deeper level.
OK. So we have 16 days until the test. Who is going to step up and really try to get that passing grade?
Here is the Monday Lesson link. I will watch it at 9 am and update this with an assignment.
OK, decent lesson. More good review. Basically it is about writing a thesis statement that will get you the 1 point, but also set you up to write a good essay to get the other points. Basically, a line of reasoning provides you and your reader with an idea of what you are going to write about in the body.
So the homework on the essay was an entire essay. You can do that if you want.
Here is my homework:
Read the prompt. Write a great intro paragrapgh that provides a thesis and a line of reasoning for an essay.
The piece is ehhh. Not a ff\an. But it will be good practice. Post your answer/paragraph in the Comments below.