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AP English Language MidTerm Exam







Thursday, January 18, 2018 . 7:45 am- 9:45 amMonday, January 22, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Come prepared with a sharpened pencil, eraser and a blue or black pen.
Bring your rhetorical analysis says/does sheet, tone, syntax and diction resources.


Exam part 1 (80 minutes) Essays (55%)

Writing Strategies from AP Central

Rhetorical Analysis


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Directions:

Actively read the passage. Identify the purpose, tone and rhetoric employed by the author. Write an essay analyzing the rhetoric.

Kennedy Rhetorical Analysis Prompt page 10-11
Kennedy Rhetorical Analysis Sample Scored Essays
AP Essay Rubrics tiered/ percentage scores


THE RHETORICAL ANALYSIS ESSAY

An effective rhetorical analysis essay demonstrates a full understanding of the interplay of the rhetorical triangle. To do this well, you must

  • identify the author’s purpose, recognize the target audience, and discern the primary rhetorical strategies
  • identify the strategic intent of the piece (the writer has chosen every word and detail for a reason. Why? How do the writer’s choices shape the audience’s thoughts and/or feelings?)
  • include quotes that explain or clarify the author’s intent and discuss how those specific words or phrases shape the audience’s thoughts and feelings
  • logically follow the order of the argument (points must be presented in the same order the author presents them)
  • develop a conclusion that ties together all loose ends and explains the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the author’s rhetorical strategies


How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Rhetorically Accurate Verbs

Syntax Handout

AP English Language Exam Tips

Review the two rhetorical essays completed during the first semester



Rhetorical Analysis Essay Suggestions

AP Essays Overview



Argument Essay


Is College Worth the Cost - Sample essays


AP Essay Rubrics Tiered/ Percentage Scores

Carefully read the prompt. Develop your position in a well-written essay.

ARGUMENT ESSAY REMINDERS

AP English Language and Composition- Developing an Argument: Advice for question 3



Exam part 2 (35 minutes) AP English Language Multiple Choice questions (45%)

Directions:
Read three passages. Answer multiple choice questions on the scantron sheet.

PREPARATION FOR MULTIPLE CHOICE SECTION

Reading Strategies from AP Central

Multiple Choice Strategies

In depth multiple choice analysis Nancy Mairs "Who are You?"


Complete practice multiple choice questions using the suggested strategies: English Language and Composition Course Description: pages 48-64 Multiple Choice Practice exercises. Page 65 of the packet includes the answers to the multiple choice questions.




AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE SAMPLE AP TESTS FOR PRACTICE