Summer Reading is required for upcoming juniors enrolled in Advanced Placement Language and Composition.
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
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I am excited that you have chosen the course Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. This course is designed to help students read and write effectively in a variety of contexts and situations, including the synthesis of rhetorical techniques, source materials, and texts.
In preparation for the upcoming year, all students will be required to complete a summer reading activity as well as a rhetorical terms activity. The reading may be purchased, checked out from a library, or read online for free at http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/douglass.html. During the first few days of school, the students will be required to take a test on the assigned reading, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Any notes taken while completing the reading can be used for the test.
Your first assignment is to complete an annotation guide during your reading that will identify rhetorical elements and ideas. You will create three two-column charts for each of the following ideas and include three quotes for each one within the chart. Also, briefly explain each quote and how it identifies this specific strategy of rhetoric.
A. Important emotional (pathos) passages/quotes
(i.e. passages intended to get an emotional response and make the audience/reader feel a certain way)
B. Important logical (logos) passages/quotes
(i.e. passages that provide logical, rational reasons)
C. Important moral/ethical (ethos) passages/quotes
(i.e. passages about what is morally right or wrong; passages that show Douglass’s credibility as a writer)
“I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me, and behold a man transformed into a brute.”
This passage tugs on heartstrings and allows the reader to feel sympathy and sadness. These emotions create a bond between Douglass and the reader. This bond pulls the reader in and leaves him/her wanting to know more. Also, it causes the reader to root for Douglass during his struggles.
Your second assignment is to create a 4x6 card for each of the following rhetorical terms. Put the term on one side and the definition on the other. Please limit the space you use to write the definition. You will be adding examples to the definition side throughout the upcoming year. If you find any examples while reading the assigned text, please add it to your card. The created flashcards will be graded based on completion.
13. Delayed sentence (periodic)
32. Formal Language
35. In medias res
50. Genre Voice
65. Point of view
72. Transition words
73. Begging the question
Thank you for choosing AP Language and Composition. I am looking forward to our 2016-2017 school year.
AP Language and Composition