admonish(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty.
Syn: reprimand, call on the carpet
Ant: praise, pat on the back
breach(n.) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction (v.) to create an opening;
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are
afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
a. Emerson was one of the two most renowned Transcendental poets. What sort of hint
by Arthur Miller
Married to Marilyn Monroe
for a short time
During the Red Scare, HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) began targeting
people in the entertainment business as
communists. Committee led by Senator
Blooms taxonomyis a
classification system used to
define and distinguish
different levels of human
learning, and understanding.
Educators have typically used
Blooms taxonomy to inform
or guide the development of
The Things They
About the Author
Born Oct. 1, 1946 in MN
His father fought in WWII
Inspired OBrien to become a writer
Attended Macalester College in MN
Spent college attending peace vigils and war
protests against Vietnam War
A loaded question is a question that
contains a controversial or unjustified
If someone asks how do you get in, they are
assuming they got in.
If someone asks how many times do you
beat your wife, they are assuming the
1 OF 3 ESSAYS ON YOUR
AP LANGUAGE TEST
The Rhetorical Analysis Question
WHAT IS ANALYSIS?
Analysis is a complex cognitive and linguistic
process that is quite different from a process
of observation and reporting of summarizing.
Most people will report t
APPEAL TO IGNORANCE
Definition: fallacy occurs when a conclusion is argued that it must be true or false because
there is no evidence against it
~ During the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton said "If we invest in infrastructur
Death of a Salesman
The American Dream:
At what cost?
About the Playwright:
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are needed to see this picture.
Born in New York City on October 17, 1915
Began as playwright at University of Michigan
1 of 3 essays on your AP
THE SYNTHESIS QUESTION
TAKEN AND MODIFIED FROM FAST TRACK TO A 5
BY STEVE OLSON & EVELINE BAILEY
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE
your ability to consider and
support a rational argument
Also seeks t
Translates from Latin to against man
When someone makes a personal attack on the arguer, usually attacks character and circumstance.
John: Investing in a clean energy source is vital
Dave: You work in a coal mine and were convicted of insur
Key to Idea Organization
S = State it!
I = Illustrate it!
E = Explain it!
L = Link it!
S = State it!
Stating it! means 1) giving your reader the main idea of the
paragraph, and/or 2) answering the prompt.
AP LANG EXAM
QUESTION 1: SYNTHESIS
Synthesis Type 1
Prompt Type (issues/factors):
When discussing (topic of essay), (issue/factor 1), (issue/factor 2), and
(issue/factor 3) are important to consider because (unifying reason(s) based on
Some words that can be used to describe
A good thesis statement should answer three questions: What? How? Why?
What? What is the author saying (theme)
How? - How is the author saying it? Literary element/writing technique or
device (ex: conflict, characters, character development, metaphor, ima