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CONTACT INFORMATIONPlease contact me before or after school or during my planning periods: Blue Block 3 and White Block 2.You may also contact me by emailing me at[email protected]or calling me at x2452.OBJECTIVESMaturing as a critical writer/reader/thinkerContributing to ongoing conversations about a variety of topicsDeveloping and sustaining argumentsExploring ways that organization, syntax, and diction contribute to purposeLearning to balance specific details with generalizationsBecoming familiar with a variety of nonfiction genresPreparing for college level writingREADINGSClassroom Text(This text will be assigned to you):Supplemental Texts:The Norton Reader: An Anthology of NonfictionMercury Reader(a self-compiled course text)Outliers: The Story of Successby Malcolm GladwellMATERIALSBlue or black pen(must be used on all in-class essays)Highlighter(will be used while analyzing course readings and student writing)Notebook paper3 ring binder divided into the following sections:Course handoutswill include notes, unit goals and other lesson handoutsAP Practicewill include handouts regarding the multiple choice and essay portions of the AP exam as well as practicetests and reflectionsSpiral Notebook or other Writing JournalThis will be used for formative assessment and pre-writing assignmentsGRADING SYSTEMSUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS will constitute 80% of your grade.AP LanguageandCompositionSyllabus for 2015/2016 -- Mlakar
Major CompositionsYou will write at least one major composition out of class per quarter. A major composition requires multipledrafts that will be reviewed by your peers and me.You will be required to think about your own work assomething worthy of a critical reading just like the professional/published writings that we will be reading

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Rhetoric, Formative assessment, Summative assessment, Outliers The Story of Success,

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