AP English Language and Composition

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Wednesday, May 13 
  AP English students engage in critical thinking in their reading, writing, and class discussion.  The first link below identifies six categories of thinking skills and arranges them in a hierarchy, noting how students engage in thinking at each level; the second and third explain how students may participate fully in Socratic seminars in the AP classroom:
Success in AP English requires an understanding of figurative language, outlined in the following links:
The first link below outlines the classical, Rogerian, and Toulmin arguments utilized by many AP Language students in speaking and writing, and the second and third explain Rogerian and Toulmin arguments in detail.
New on the AP English Language and Composition Exam in 2007 was the synthesis essay, a timed writing assignment that requires students to synthesize a variety of sources as support for an argumentative essay.  The link below provides guidelines for writing an effective synthesis essay and a sample prompt with accompanying sources:
Rhetorical strategies used in AP analysis and writing are identified and explained in the following links.  For assistance with writing and the writing process, the Learn NC webpage offers an excellent online source:

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