Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/13-11/16

The Synthesis Essay

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Notes on writing the synthesis essay
-the rubric and prompt
-making sure you understand the prompt
-source packet
--is a source for or against; determine and demarcate
-what it means to engage in the conversation
--see notes
--counterarguments
Rules (see handout)
-see notes
--no 2nd person
--state relationship between sources
--frame sources
-what does it mean to 'qualify'
Student Samples
-response
-norm on rubric
HW Additional Tips; Read Marilyn Elkins and annotate

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Whole period seminar
Inside and Outside circles will speak to the issue of flag burning and the first amendment.  Evidence for arguments should come from your packet.  Any outside evidence will have to be cited.



In class essay: write on the other side of the issue, 45 minutes each, no extensions unless allowed by the College Board.  Both essays will be graded on the AP Synthesis rubric and will be worth 25pts each, toward your writing grade.  Plan on writing MONDAY, too.
HW Make sure you have completed Journal #11, use the independent reading format for your independent reading book.  And, don't forget to sign up for IN THe NEws presentations.

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