Select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read.

For AP Seminar, we have a slightly new end plan for the year. For each reading assignment, you will be expected to annotate (like a member of a high school AP class) and meaningfully discuss the article for class. If you miss a day of class or do not complete the annotation/discussion, the only way to make up the work will be to complete an EOC A-exam response for the article.

EOC Exam Parts

  • Identify the author’s argument, main idea, or thesis. (one sentence)
  • Explain the author’s line of reasoning by identifying the claims used to build the argument and the connections between them. (one-two paragraphs)
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the evidence the author uses to support the claims made in the argument. (one-two paragraphs, but if section 2 is one paragraph, this should be two)

Articles for Discussion

  • May 22: Death Row Reforms May Lead to a Fairer Criminal Justice System

All of the work for the AP Seminar class needs to be submitted to the College Board by April 30, 2019. That means you can continue to work on your papers after the due dates listed below, but they will need to be submitted to me for grading by these dates.

Team Project and Presentation

  • Paper (March 11)
  • Presentations (March 6-8)

Individual Research Report and Presentation

  • Paper (April 29)
  • Presentations (April 23-26)

Please bring a 3-ring binder to class on Tuesday. We’re going to start building a packet of resources and materials starting next week.


Your first research paper is due at midnight on Sunday, October 21.

Please share the paper with me (giving me access to edit) to Don’t e-mail it or send it to my school address.

We have a number of deadlines for Honors 2 to be aware of, so here they are:

  • Friday, September 28: Have read the Epilogue of Outliers and be ready for the Latin Roots 1-3 test.
  • Monday, October 1: Outline for Outliers Essay Due
  • Tuesday, October 2: Revision of High/School Middle School Essay Due
  • Wednesday, October 3: Outliers Exam
  • Friday, October 5: First draft of Outliers essay Due

All of the material you’ll need for these is on the website.

Your first annotated bibliography entry is due Tuesday. I’d like it to include the full source citation and 150 words of useful information about the article you’ve chosen.

Useful links