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AP Language

Rhetoric by Aristotle

The Forest of Rhetoric

Tropes and Schemes

Schemes and Tropes Flashcards

Language Glossary Flashcards

Multiple Choice Practice

Synthesis Essay Example

Released Free Response Prompts

AP's 2013 Essay Scoring Guidelines

Ethos, Pathos, Logos


Rooting Out Words
Grammar Gorilla
Paint by Idiom
The Plural Girls
Stay Afloat
Math Baseball
Match Up
Match each word in the left column with its synonym on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!

Word of the Day

Article of the Day

This Day in History

Today's Birthday

In the News

Quotation of the Day

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays!: The AP Lang and Comp Winter Break Assignment

In the synthesis essay, you will be given a description of the topic to be debated and be asked to take a position, for or against. Then youʼll be given 6-8 resources on the issue to use to support your own position, and always addressing the
opposing side as well.

Steps for Creating your own Synthesis Essay
Prompt and Resources:

1. Decide on a topic of interest to you that is also debatable. In other words, there are two valid sides to the argument. You will write your own essay prompt by following the same format and wording of the AP Test Synthesis question prompt.

2. After you have written your prompt, you must do the research to find the resources for the argument. You must find 6 or 7 sources. These sources must be primary resources; they are from the original source, not reported by a second or third party sources/websites etc. At least one of the elements
must be visual such as a cartoon or photo, and one must be a graph or the like. The written materials can be excerpts. Articles and essays are the most commonly used forms, but you can use things such as letters, as well. All of them must be short enough that they can be read in 15 minutes.

3. After you have found all of your resources and copied them, print them in the same format given in the AP Test. There are examples at the official AP site.

4. Compile your own Synthesis test question and resources and print one copy of it. Turn it in to me on January 6.

Due Dates

2043 days since TIES Assignment Due

Other Important Dates

2146 days since the first day of school
1857 days since the last day of school