Test on Tuesday-9/4/12

30 08 2012

You will have a test on Tuesday September 4th.  It will cover the following:

  • Chapter 1 of Everything’s An Argument Notes.

Purposes of argument, occasion, and means of appeal

  • Applying the Everything’s An Argument information to other texts LIKE The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
  • Identifying examples of appeals to Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in advertisements/texts.
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass preface-chapter 1-4.  (Basic comprehension of events, analysis of Douglass’ actions, purpose, tone, theme, etc.)
  •  Blog topics-go back and check the blog because I might use some of your posts/advertisements as questions on the test.
  • It will be multiple choice and short answer.

Please email me over the weekend with ANY questions.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Preface

29 08 2012

Below is a link to the preface if needed.


Please complete only part A of tone activity for Frederick Douglass Preface due at the beginning of class tomorrow.   In class tomorrow, we will do a close reading of chapter 1 together which will lead to your assignment for the weekend.

I’m loving it???

27 08 2012


Using today’s starter activity as inspiration, find two advertisements or articles that present TWO different view points on the same subject.   You should 1) post the image/link or article/link on the blog 2) Identify the purpose of each, identify the occasion for each, and identify by what means it appeals to its audience.  Use the notes you took in class today to help you!!!  Please also comment on at least one student’s post. This is due before class on Wednesday.

A Few Things….

26 08 2012

 Please read my post about the rubric for the essay that is due Monday at the start of class.  Also, we will be using Everything’s An Argument next week, and we will begin reading The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Please make sure you bring them to class next week.  You will definitely need Everything’s An Argument on Monday.  If you still do not have it, please look to borrow one from a classmate in another class.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the rubric or about the assignment.


Ms. Hennegan

Toni Morrison Nobel Lecture

16 08 2012

In complete sentences, write one meaningful insight gained from reading Morrison’s lecture as well as one frustration while reading.

Here is a link that contains both the text and an audio version of Morrison’s lecture.


Happy Posting!

5 08 2012


I hope you enjoy this interactive aspect of AP Language and Composition.  Our class blog will serve as an open discussion on various topics, a place to bounce ideas around, and a resource page to various class related links.  Please feel free to email me with questions and suggestions.

Happy Posting!

Ms. Hennegan