at least 5 pieces of evidence of different successes in this President’s term(s) in
(b) at least five
pieces of evidence of different admitted or perceived failures during this President’s terms in office.
(c) at least five
pieces of evidence of regrets or unresolved issues during this President’s
term(s) in office.
resources like OWL.Purdue.edu to cite in MLA format a book like the one you’ve
chosen. Create an MLA-style bibliographic citation for your book. See below for
This minimum 15 direct quote assignment is to be typed and printed.
Students will use these quotes as direct textual support in the defense of
theses that will be constructed based on an in-class prompt to which students
will be responding during the first week
of the new school year.
The categorized 15 quotes and bibliographic information page will be used
by the student during his or her composing of a response to a prompt, in-class,
during the first week of school. The quotes and MLA bibliographic citation of
the student’s chosen book will be submitted together with the essay response.
No essay is assigned at this time. The essay will happen in class.
See page two for Part Two AP English Language
and Composition Summer Reading
2016-2017 Summer Reading Assignment
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
Miami Beach Senior High
STUDENTS: Your Summer Reading for this course consists
of Part one and Part two. Completion of both parts is required and will
represent a significant portion of the students’ first semester grades.
PART TWO (REQUIRED):
and Rationale: As a class, we will be following the 2016 Presidential campaign from
June to November, starting with independent research reading by the student
over the summer. This common class conversation based on the media’s varied
array of presidential campaign commentators is an indication of America's
diverse peoples' beliefs, values, and personalities. One objective of the AP English
Language and Composition course is that students become adept at considering
multiple viewpoints about a subject, then demonstrate an ability to draw and
support conclusions about that subject based on an identifiable system of
belief or ethical code. An AP Chief Reader once metaphorically called this
synthesizing of various source material into a cohesive, argumentative point of view having a
“conversation with scholarship.”
Students will read 5 articles about the US
Presidential Race from 5 different weeks between June 9-August 25. Students
must use at least 3 different print or electronic media sources to access these
articles. The articles read and summarized for this assignment must be based on
the 2016 US Presidential election, and must be drawn from reliable,
Students must create a one paragraph summary
of each article, noting whether the article’s writer is objective or
subjective. Students must also create an MLA bibliographic citation for each
These 5 articles and their citations must be
drawn from at least 3 different media outlets. Articles must be drawn from 5
different summer weeks. Summary Responses must be typed and printed. This work
is to be submitted upon the student’s entering AP Lang. on his or her first day
Part Three (Optional,
It is also
strongly suggested that students heading into AP English Language and
Composition read and note major take-aways about the curriculum of this course
by accessing the Course Guide for
this subject. To do so, go to apcentral.collegeboard.org, scroll over “Exam
Home Pages,” click AP English Language and Composition, and then click “Course
Description”. Or you may follow the url below to get to the AP English Lang.
and Comp. Course Description.