Tuesday, May 16, 2017

**FINAL REMINDERS FOR WED. 5/17 and BEYOND...

2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

--FOR WED. 5/17:

Have your CLASS/SEMESTER BINDER with you for WRITING SECTION FINAL/CHECK #2
--list up front of required items/assignments
--graded on ORGANIZATION, COMPLETION
--LAST major grade for the course!!!  

***ALSO NOTE for WED. 5/17
--I'll be giving back your scored/graded FINAL EXAM ESSAY/PROMPT RESPONSE from yesterday for your writing section
--if you have not already, return INTO THE WILD copies to the library or to me!
--also, anyone who has assignments to be made up/still missing will be completing those by Wednesday!
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**COMING UP ASAP THIS WEEK... 
--I'll also begin adding up your SEMESTER EXTRA CREDIT PTS. in anticipation of your AM LIT. EOC scores coming in
--**FINAL COURSE GRADE to be determined as soon as EOC SCORES/EXTRA CREDIT PTS. are entered

Monday, May 15, 2017

**REMINDERS FOR TUES. 5/16 and WED. 5/17**

1st/3rd AP LANG 

**THE END IS NEAR!!!**

A few reminders for the LAST FOUR DAYS of class:
--if I did not return an individual graded copy of your FINAL AP LANG. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY to each of you, I will do so on TUES. 5/16
--I will also be finalizing your COURSE GRADE in the next 24 hours!

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**SENIORS: READ/KEEP UP WITH YOUR SENIOR CALENDAR DATES and EOC EXAM DATES!

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--**ALSO: TURN IN YOUR CHROMEBOOKS TO THE LIBRARY!!! PAY ALL YOUR FINES. LUNCH $$. TURN IN UNIFORMS. etc. etc.
...OR NO CAP AND GOWN/NO ULYMPICS FRI. 5/19!!!  



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**ATTENTION! Use the following info to guide you through the LAST TWO 'OFFICIAL/ACADEMIC WORKING DAYS' IN CLASS**
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--FOR TUES. 5/16:

1) Be prepared for your FINAL EXAM WRITING PROMPT RESPONSE in class!
--worth a 10% FINAL EXAM score (AP 1-9 scale) as well as a grade
--TIMED, 50min. AP. LIT-style response  
--OPEN-ENDED PROMPT GIVEN BELOW!
--REMEMBER: this response is a timed ROUGH draft, but must be thorough/developed
--UNDERSTAND what the prompt is ASKING YOU TO DO based on your writing practice this semester! 

FINAL EXAM WRITING PROMPT:
In Kate Chopin's novella The Awakening, protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess "that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions" (Chopin). In a text that we have studied this semester (**USE YOUR GENRES 'tree' SHEET; short story/novel/novella/NF novel**):

--identify a character who CONFORMS OUTWARDLY while QUESTIONING INWARDLY

--THEN write an essay in which you ANALYZE and EVALUATE how this tension between outward conformity and inward questioning contributes to the meaning of the text/work.

***AVOID MERE PLOT SUMMARY
***NO CITATIONS are necessary
***you can use your binder/notes to complete this, but NO BOOKS OR ACTUAL TEXTS while you write

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--FOR WED. 5/17:

Have your CLASS/SEMESTER BINDER with you for WRITING SECTION FINAL/CHECK #2
--list up front of required items/assignments
--graded on ORGANIZATION, COMPLETION
--LAST major grade for the course!!!  

***ALSO NOTE for WED. 5/17
--I'll be giving back your scored/graded FINAL EXAM ESSAY/PROMPT RESPONSE from yesterday for your writing section
--if you have not already, return INTO THE WILD copies to the library or to me!
--I'll also begin adding up your SEMESTER EXTRA CREDIT PTS. in anticipation of your AM LIT. EOC scores coming in
--**FINAL COURSE GRADE to be determined as soon as EOC SCORES/EXTRA CREDIT PTS. are entered