May 30

Greetings:

Here is the link folks….Read some of those essays….and get ready to take pen to paper….or finger to keyboard.

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/common-app-essay-examples#C

 

Best,

Dr. Kassem

May 7

Link to AP Exam Practice

Greetings:

As we continue to present our research in class, please find this a good resource for AP Lang Practice:

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/college-preparation-center/resources/prepare-for-your-ap-exam/practice-for-your-ap-exam/ap-english-language-and-composition-practice-exams

 

Best,

Dr. Kassem

May 2

Final Draft (with all the pieces) due on Monday 5/6/19

Greetings:

We have finally reached the light at the end of the research tunnel…And we are ready to present our research, our stances, and our understandings…All papers are due on Monday 5/6/2019 at the beginning of the hour. Please place your paper parts, in order, in a folder that allows me to flip between pages with ease…Fasteners are OK too…

 

Best,

Dr. Kassem

April 17

Day 1: Writing the Intro Day 2: Writing Evidence 1

Greetings:

Students worked on Day 2 of Writing their research paper…Most found out that they really need to read before they write the research paper…They faced reader’s block! We talked about the recursive nature of the writing process. They should finish writing on Evidence 1 tonight so they can draft Day 2: Evidence 2 tomorrow.

Best,

Dr. Kassem

 

April 12

AP Lang-The I-Search Argument

Greetings:

As we conclude this week, please remember that  by Sunday, 4/14/ 2019, you need to have submitted your I-Search Outline. Most of you have that in, but for those who are still tinkering with it, you will need it on that day  to begin writing Part III:  The Argument Essay. The outline is part of this section but it is not the whole of it. We anticipate a completed draft of our argumentative essay next week (due 4/18/2019).  You will have a three day weekend to polish and edit it, then bring the final draft on  Monday 4/22/2019.  We will then complete  Part IV:  The Reflection in class and present 4/25 and 4/26…

Please work to catch up with the rest of us this weekend, and send any questions you may have my way.

 

Best,

Dr. Kassem

 

April 11

Post SAT Survey

Greetings Folks:

Yes, you survived and probably savored this survival, of the SAT. Here is a link to a survey that we would like you to take.  It will help us and help students in future trials:

https://forms.gle/qXXz8CoR5TEqeKSr5

Thanks,

Dr. Kassem

March 26

GasLand

Greetings:

Some students attempted an AP Essay practice today while others watched about 47 minutes of GasLand…Since so many people were in different places (many School Related absences too), here is the documentary for you missing students to watch…https://watchdocumentaries.com/gasland/

 

Best,

Dr. Kassem

 

March 25

So, What must a claim be?

  1. Debatable (as such a statement of opinion supported by evidence)
  2. Packed in a complex sentence (ready to be unpacked)
  3. Concise, Clear, and Specific but not too obvious…
  4. On Topic…Relevant and researched
  5. Well- Written (specific concrete nouns/descriptive action verbs/etc…)

It is time to write your claim…Due Wednesday 3/27/2019

Best,

Dr. Kassem