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AP Language and Composition Summer Reading Assignment The AP Language and Composition test has three essays: argumentation, rhetorical analysis, and synthesis.  Because the literary focus of the class  and test is non-fiction, your summer reading choices are as well.    Required: 1) Select one of the following books. 2) Read it (annotating is always suggested). 3) Complete a response log (see the next pages for directions, examples, and a grading rubric). Paula   Isabel Allende  Allende’s memoir recalls her own youth in Chile under the regime of her uncle,  Salvador Allende, and about the death of  her 28-year-old daughter. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen   Christopher McDougall McDougall relates his experiences with the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, who have  developed the ability to run  incredible distances. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time. Greg Mortneson and David Oliver Relin The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in  the Taliban’s backyard. All Over But the Shoutin’ Rick Bragg This is a story of how a southern boy finds the strength to overcome obstacles and become a Pulitzer Prize-winning  journalist.   During the first week of class, I will collect your reading journal and may assign any of the following activities: Test on the people and events in the book In-class essay on the book Other activities allowing you to demonstrate your familiarity with and thoughts about these your selected book. Highly recom mended: Have an opinion. Read the news, letters to the editor, and editorials or other nonfiction articles about an interest of yours or some   current world event.  Try to determine the bias of the author toward the subject.  You could even take notes, using evidence or
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course CHEM 121 taught by Professor Heske during the Spring '08 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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