The Gatsby exam will be on Wednesday. You’ll be expected to write two brief essays (2-3 paragraphs, plus a thesis) in response to two of these questions: F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that “there are no second acts in American lives.” Do the life and death of Jay Gatsby demonstrate this claim or refute it? […]
This is my fourteenth year at Helena High School,where I teach English III AP Language, Word Clues, Debate, and Speech. In my spare time, I enjoy grading essays, watching the San Diego Padres, and buying more books than I could ever hope to read.
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Your sixth major piece of writing, about welfare in the United States, is due Sunday, November 12 or Sunday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to share it to my Google Docs account before then. The prompt is located here.
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Your fourth essay prompt, about the role of the media when it comes to publication of sensitive photos, is available for download here. You can do some thinking about the essay, but don’t start until class on Monday. For reasons. Don’t look up outside information. Write brilliantly. This essay will not be due until 4:00 […]
Below is the list of questions that could potentially appear on the AP Language Wilderness exam. The test will have two portions: one section in which you identify the author of a passage and one section in which you write fully-developed paragraph responses to four of these questions. For the paragraph portion, plan to write […]