What should you be reading? Facts do matter—understand the point of credibility



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What should you be reading?

Facts do matter—understand the point of credibility

AP Language and Composition Wednesday, 3 May 2017

  • Time 19 school days remain in the spring semester.
  • Today’s Objective:
    • Analysis and Discussion: Poetry in Music

Recognition, Happy Birthdays and Congratulations!

  • Congratulations to the new NHS officers:
    • President, David Nelsen
    • Vice President, Greg Miller
    • Secretary, Alek Kemeny
    • Treasurer, Alina Wang
    • Historian, Lasya Anantuni
  • Academic Decathlon finished 5th in the online Nationals competition. Four students won individual medals:
    • Zhengdong Wang - GOLD Honors Essay
    • Jane Wang - GOLD Honors literature
    • Lena Han - SILVER Honors music
    • Tatum Zsorey - BRONZE - Scholastic literature

Housekeeping

  • All books need to be returned by tomorrow
  • Keep abreast of the Daily Course Calendar.
    • Last updated April 13

Coming Due—do not squander time—that’s the stuff life’s made of!

  • Collect:
    • Argument assessments
    • Vocab Log #12—all from The Great Gatsby
  • By Tomorrow:
  • By Monday, 5/15:
    • NOW OPTIONAL: Syntax/Vocab Assessment (100 points)

Today’s Class: Period 0 vocabulary log out?

  • Poetry in Music
    • Today’s Presentations:
      • Josh
      • Sage
      • Lena
    • Close Reading/Exam Prep

Today’s Class: Period 1 vocabulary log out?

  • Poetry in Music
    • Today’s Presentations:
      • We will pull three
    • Close Reading/Exam Prep
      • Page 248: Analyzing Styles in Paired Passages
      • Your group is assigned question #___ on page 251/252

Today’s Class: Period 3 vocabulary log out?

  • Poetry in Music
    • Today’s Presentations:
      • Haley
      • Dalinda
      • ???
    • Close Reading/Exam Prep
      • Page 248: Analyzing Styles in Paired Passages
      • Your group is assigned question #___ on page 251/252

AP one-word scoring descriptors for timed writing essays:

  • Effective and Adequate Essays
  • A 9 is “unique”
  • An 8 is “sophisticated”
  • A 7 is “effective”
  • A 6 is “adequate”
  • A 5 is “uneven”
  • Ineffective Essays
  • A 4 is “inadequate”
  • A 3 is “unsuccessful”
  • A 2 is “confusing”
  • A 1 is “ugh?”

Evaluation

  • The 9-point rubric
    • 9-point descriptors
  • The Anchor Papers—these are “samples”—responses vary
  • Camera Shots (these are worth 50 points)
  • Scoring…

Rhetoric

  • Rhetoric:
    • The traditional definition of rhetoric, first proposed by Aristotle, and embellished over the centuries by scholars and teachers, is that rhetoric is the art of observing in any given case the “available means of persuasion.”
  • Close Reading:
    • Reading to “develop an understanding of a text, written or visual, that is based first on the words and images themselves and then on the larger ideas those words suggest.”
  • Rhetorical Analysis:
    • Defining an author’s purpose, then identifying and analyzing the techniques and strategies employed to achieve that purpose.

Whose idea was this rhetoric thing?

  • Socrates: 469-399 B.C.E.
    • Father of Western philosophy and Mentor to Plato. Epistemology and logic.
  • Plato: 424-348 B.C.E.
    • Student of Socrates and founder of “The Academy” Philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric and mathematics.
  • Aristotle: 384-322 B.C.E.
    • Student of Plato, and teacher to Alexander the Great.

Why Goals and Objectives?

  • Course Goal—broad, long-term
    • To understand the elements of argument and other genres or writing, and apply them in both writing, and analysis.
  • Daily Objective—accomplishing “pieces” of the “goal,” one step at a time
    • To understand and evaluate the finer elements argument


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