Presentation on theme: "American Studies Thursday, 22 January Time will pass; will you? 75 days remain in the spring semester. Today’s Goals: To practice writing and assessing."— Presentation transcript:
American Studies Thursday, 22 January Time will pass; will you? 75 days remain in the spring semester. Today’s Goals: To practice writing and assessing a synthesis essay.
Recognition Congratulations to ALL our AP Scholars! It’s Sophie’s birthday!
Housekeeping Senior Registration is tomorrow February 13 is the deadline to register for AP exams. The link is on the class website, right below the course calendar.
Homework Reminders Tomorrow: Pageant, Chapter 26, “The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution,” pages 633-643 Monday, 1/26 Vocab Log #10; vocab sentences #4: using appositives—tii upload required Pageant, Chapter 26, “The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution” pages 633-643
Deconstructing the prompt and reading the source material Essay #2: Technology Deconstructing the prompt Underline ALL verbs Try to understand the nuance of the task—this will help you determine how to read the source material The Sources: What to note READ, ANALYZE, GENERALIZE, CONVERSE, FINESSE, and ARGUE Note the date of publication Pro? Con? Both? Opinion or SAFE? Anecdote? How might this information be used? Be prepared to write immediately tomorrow
Writing=60 minutes FIRST—read your reflection and take you r own advice! Allow 30 minutes to write the essay No less than 15 minutes with the sources—you need some annotations Study the intro page—read everything—underline the verbs—look for useful information
Synthesis Workshop #2 Workshop Sources. Highlight the parenthetical citations in your essay Did you use appositives (see reflection) Evaluating your essay Read the anchors and score them in your groups Be prepared to discuss what is inadequate, what is adequate and what is excellent in these three essays Reading student essays Take workshop notes on the cover sheet Writing a reflection Everyone—use the checklist on the cover page. What did you do different from the last essay? How was your use of source material? Discuss the reasoning for your score?