AP Language Persuasion Retake

If you want to retake the persuasion test, you can any day this week during these times:

  • 6:45 a.m.
  • 7:20 a.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

You have until the end of the week to take the exam again and should remember that your new grade will replace the old one, even if you do worse the second time.

Study before you take it!

AP Language Essay 2: School Sports

Your second essay this year is about high school sports, with the specific prompt and information located in the downloads folder. You can also download it directly here.

It will be due via Google Docs at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24. My e-mail address for sharing is dpogreba@gmail.com.

Please review the instructions in the prompt and try to include the ideas for introductions, naysayers, and structure we discussed in class over the past week.


Confederate Memorial Fountain Revision Information

Your revisions for the essay about the Confederate Memorial Fountain will be due in class on Friday, September 15. Remember that revisions need to be printed before class and stapled to the first draft, with all new sections and revisions bolded in the revised document.

Some resources that might be helpful are available here:

You can start making some of these broad changes immediately if you’d like to get a head start. You’ll have specific, individual feedback in your hands by Tuesday.


AP Language Essay 1: Due Dates and Sharing

Essay 1, about the Helena Confederate Memorial, is due Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Don’t be late.

Please share the essay with me at dpogreba@gmail.com and make sure to give me editing privileges. If you don’t know how to do this, please ask.

AP Language and AP Lit Summer Reading 2017-18

For AP Lang

Each student should read at least five of the essays in The New Kings of Non-Fiction, edited by Ira Glass, ISBN 9781594482670. In addition, each student should read at least one more work from this list of texts. When you return to school in the fall, you should be able to write intelligently about the ideas, arguments, concepts, and writing style of each work. Pay particular attention to the central argument(s) of each work, and how the author connects with her audience. Some of these works are very challenging; make sure to read carefully and consider finding a partner to read and discuss the text with you.

 Enjoy the reading! Don’t treat it as a chore, but an opportunity to read something interesting and engaging.

 A final suggestion would be to read as many articles from quality magazines like The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and/or Harper’s Magazine during the summer as you can, paying attention to argument, style, and structure.

For AP Lit

The reading assignment for students in AP Lit is located here.