A note to you before you begin
AP Language Students: I updated this page to match my Google Classroom page. I really hope everyone has done the assignments on the Classroom page and not what was here before! :)
Welcome to AP Language! You have five (5) assignments to complete over the summer. Two books, several short essays, and about 2000 words of writing!
Some guidelines for your assignments:
1. Obviously, don't wait until the last week of summer to do them. Try to establish a schedule for yourself.
2. Try to do them in the order I have assigned them. It will be most helpful in guiding your understanding of what we'll be studying next year and in completing the assignments correctly.
3. Email me if you have questions about anything!
4. All assignments will be turned in on the first day of school in FOLDER with your name on it. I will ask you to submit some of the assignments to turnitin.com the first day of school as well.
5. Try to have fun this summer too so that you are not "over school" before you even start.
Thanks for wanting to take AP Lang!
Mrs. Reed & Mrs. Eisner
1. Create a Rhetorical Terms Dictionary
2. Your dictionary must contain 20 terms (we will add to this when we start in August). Choose the terms from your readings this summer (Everything's an Argument:Chapter 1 & Thank You for Arguing) and then complete the following steps for each of the words that you pick:
-The word and a pronunciation key
-Its definition, which you should put into your own (accurate) but brief words.
-One example that you come across in reading or viewing; a good place to find rhetorical technique is in opinion articles from newspapers or magazines. Really, almost everything you hear or read is an argument, so you can find rhetorical techniques in any written or visual media.
-An explanation of the possible stylistic/rhetorical function of the term.
re-reading of the sentence, it makes the reader take stronger notice of those words and phrases the anastrophe
3. TYPE your dictionary! The link below is a good place to find definitions.
-Read the following chapter from the book Everything's an Argument and take notes. These notes may be done in whatever style you choose—as long as they are organized! Ways to take notes include: Cornell Notes, Headings with bullet points, Outline, etc.
-Read the attached essay titled "Rhetoric" by Kevin Kling.
-After reading the chapter and the essay, write a 250-word response/definition (NO MORE THAN 250 WORDS) of what rhetoric is. DO NOT look up the definition online—you will receive a zero if your response is not original. You may quote from the chapter excerpt or the essay, but for the most part the definition should be one that you create based upon the two readings.
-Your response MUST BE typed and in MLA8 format. If you cite the chapter or essay in your definition, please create a Works Cited.
-Read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. You may check the book out from the school library (there are not enough copies for every student), purchase your own copy from Amazon or Half Price Books, or use the PDF provided below.
-Before reading, read through the assignments so that you have an idea of what to look for in your reading. You DO NOT have to annotate the book. Enjoy it, but be a thoughtful reader and pay attention so you can record quotes and passages that will help with the assignment.
-When we return to school there will be group presentations on the book and a Socratic Seminar.
In Cold Blood Assignment
In Cold Blood book PDF