Presentation on theme: "AP Boot Camp (GRUFF VOICE) BRING THE PAIN!. Overview TARGETS 1.Focus preparation on areas of concern 2.Write detailed analysis on demand 3.Eliminate distracting."— Presentation transcript:
Overview TARGETS 1.Focus preparation on areas of concern 2.Write detailed analysis on demand 3.Eliminate distracting or needless areas of our writing ◦Summary ◦Definitions ◦Generalizations 4.Gain experience with all four aspects of the AP Lit. exam PRODUCTS 6 timed writes 2 multiple choice tests 5 “back pocket” novels with multiple quotes for each 15 AP Lit. terms memorized
Prose Essay Strategy 1.Dissect the prompt (2-3) minutes 2.Make a topic list for paragraphs 3.Save for last? 4.Possibly ignore theme, argue cause and effect! 5.Device Dumping works here too 6.Beware of satire!!!
Poetry Essay Strategy 1.Dissect the question looking for specifics 2.Annotate the poem itself – starring your key evidence 3.Prewrite a paragraph topic list (2-4 min.) 4.Use literary terms: rhythm, imagery, diction, form, etc. ◦Consider “Device Dumping” 5.Use CSE structure
Novel Essay Strategy 1.Answer this one first! 2.Theme(s) OR device(s) and structure (not both) 3.Make a thesis that answers the prompt 4.Choose a novel NOT on the list 5.Use “back pocket” quotes 6.Know the basics: title, author, characters, etc.
Overall Bad Poetry o Weak essay format o Avoided summarizing specifics from the text o Too short Novel o Not enough literary terms o Incomplete claims o Weak claims of satire Prose o Weak meaning of the work claims o Not underlining titles or using quotes o Minimizing the prompt o Macbeth?
Overall Strategy for the Test MULTIPLE CHOICE (45%) Use the test to take the test! ◦Don’t read passages on MC ◦Use line-specific questions to guide your ◦Part wrong = all wrong ◦Look for themes/clues in the questions ◦Answer everything! TIMED WRITES (55%) Beware the traps: ◦Summary ◦Satire Dissect the prompt ◦Underline specifically what is asked for ◦Generate topic list for ¶’s ◦Device dump ◦C,S,E with synonyms of “suggests” or “shows” ◦Save prose for last
Next Week TARGETS Eliminate silly mistakes: ◦Ignoring the prompt ◦3 or fewer paragraphs? ◦Forgetting literary terms ◦Not finishing claims Improve meaning of the work claims PRODUCTS Score week 1 as if real test ID strengths and weaknesses of TW/MC ◦ID your worst ◦Steal from our best
Mis-labelling (Let’s Practice How to Fix) WRONG “terrible imagery” “fantastic syntax” (fantasy) “dream-like metaphors” “enlightening imagery” RIGHT “images denoting terror” “syntax creating fantasy” “metaphors for dreams”
Day of Test TARGETS Debrief the expected and unexpected elements of the assessment as permitted by the College Board Review in what ways Timed Writing skills may continue to help you Preview more final projects and begin to switch gears PRODUCTS Eat a cookie AP Test Debrief Survey & Discuss Summarize your final project novel to your group Listen to others’ summary and suggest “likely themes” & “possible techniques” for research Share examples with the class Q & A in groups re: final project