Whose idea was it?

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Whose idea was it?

  • 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.


  • 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 that is based first on the words 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.

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 the finer elements of research—to review annotated bibs
    • To understand the elements of revision in essay writing—to revise an essay draft

Recognition and Congratulations!

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Eco Fact of the Week


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51 of the most beautiful sentences in literature @buzzfeed.com

  • 37. “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.”
  • --L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

AP Language and Composition Thursday, 27 October 2016

  • Time will pass; will you? 37 school days remain in the fall semester.
  • Today’s Objectives:
    • To understand the elements of satire, and use them to analyze satire in writing, and apply them in authentic assessment.

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

  • Collect:
    • Annotated Bibs # 5, 6 and 7 —tii upload required
    • Philosophy essay revision —tii upload required
      • Drafts/scores
  • Due Monday:
    • Grammar Lesson #4 —bring your book to class
  • Continue Working on your annotated bibs—the last three are due Nov. 17
    • Are your sources balanced?
    • Can you secure visual rhetoric?

Today’s Class— please have your vocabulary logs on your desks

    • Understanding the elements of Juvenilian satire—
      • Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain”
        • Close Reading: 20 minutes
        • Rhetorical Quiz: 10 minutes
        • Group Work
          • Satirical elements in the essay (3 elements)
          • Group Shares
        • Writing a more detailed rhetorical precis
    • Monday’s Grammar Lesson, page 893, Ex. 1, 2 and 5

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