AP English Language & Composition

Dr. Ray Gen

All things are ready, if our minds be so.
Henry V, William Shakespeare

Your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound reinvention.
Conan O'Brien  (2011)  Dartmouth Commencement

 
   rgen@esusd.k12.ca.us school    
   raygen@gmail.com home     
   docraygen.aplanguage@gmail.com     assignments only - for google docs
   310.414.9263 (home) phone

   Moodle Online Classroom
   Welcome Video 
   Student Web Pages

 
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   Useful for our study

 
  Course Description - College Board  (official description - in pdf)
Class Syllabus        pdf
Close Reading
Close Reading Chart
Wordle
AP Rhetoric Guide
Literary Terms)
BYU's Guide to Rhetorical Terms
Genre Terms
Language Registers - Video

Language SubSystems
Reading and Writing the Open-ended Essay
Essay Writing Rubric
AP Score Card
Rhetorical Devices
 
Rhetorical Pyramid
Tabasco (because some like it hot)   (pdf version)
      Lesson 1     Lesson 2
CRAAP Test - Evaluating Sources

Writing Videos


MLA (Purdue - OWL)  What's New
University W. Florida
El Camino MLA Guide pdf
Kyle Stedman  (Rockford College) Video
Gen MLA Citation Video


APA (Purdue - OWL)
APA EasyBib
APA (Cornell)  
APA (HCC)
APA guidelines (ECC pdf)
Gen APA Citation Video

Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago (Purdue - OWL)
Chicago (UGA Library)
Chicago Footnotes video
Chicago 1 video
Chicago 2 (Williams U)
Chicago 2 - citing legal sources (Cornell University)
Chicago 1 sample
Gen Chicago Author/Date (Chicago 2) Video
Gen Chicago Notes/Bibliography (Chicago 1) Video

APA vs Chicago Gang Violence

CSE - Scientific Style and Format
CSE Writing Center of Univ. Wisconsin
CSE - Bedford/St. Martin Sample Paper
CSE  Penn State U. 2 styles:   N-Y [name-year]  &
                           C-S [citation-sequence]
CSE - Thompson Rivers U, BC [name/year] pdf
Gen CSE Citation Video
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

List of Manual Styles

Research Guide - many styles
Long Beach State - manuals
 
   Course resources Sample papers MLA  APA  Chicago1 Chicago 2 CSE

All 5 styles - comparison
 

List of Colleges

College Board: Majors
Applying to Colleges
Costs Comparisons
College Board Tips
UC Admission Stats 2016
Admission Statistics - Parchment
Admissions Stats - Cappex
Admissions State - CollegeProwler

Applications and Admissions Resources

Famous First Lines
How to Write a Term Paper
Sample Literary Paper
Writing Science papers
Peer Response Form
Brief Grammar
Grammar Exercises
Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal     Penn State Pdf      audio       Moodle
The Philosophers
Plato's Republic
 The Communist Manifesto
     Acts 4:34-37; Acts 5
The Prince by Machievelli
Plato/Marx & Engles/Machiavelli  Writing Assignment
Epictetus
Darwin - The Origin of the Species
Donne - Meditation 17 -No man is an island...
Douglass - Narrative of...
Emerson - Nature
Freud - Dreams as wish fulfillment
Montaigne On Cannibals
Stanton - Declaration of Sentiments

Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Benjamin Franklin - Perfumed Farts
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have a Dream"
Gandhi - Speech to Indian Congress
Barak Obama - Convention Speech
Theodore Kaczynski - Against technology
JFK's first inaugural    Moon Speech
Obama's Speech 06.03.08 vs. McCain's Speech 06.03.08
 

 

 


 

   Class Assignments  
  Course Requirements
Summer Reading
Personal Statements/College Entrance Essays

Essays
Descriptive Essay
Process Essay

Final Paper - Fall
Synthesis Essay 1
Abigail Adams
Online Assignment
Sir Francis Bacon
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Favorite Quote
Post-AP Projects - Spring
 
          Greek and Latin - An Introduction to Classical Languages  
     
   Interesting Articles Pertaining to our Study  
     
 

 

 

 

   Rubric Score Approximate translation to
    letter grades for Essays

 

 
 

AP ESSAY Rubric Scoring
9 - Creative writing; virtually error free; unique interpretation of text
8 -
EFFECTIVE; few minor errors; excellent interpretation
7 - Better than Adequate; strong grammar; strong interpretation
6 -
ADEQUATE, solid writing; few major errors; good understanding
5 - Some good points;; some major errors; fair understanding
4 - INADEQUATE writing; grammar errors; decent understanding
3 - Poor writing; major errors; faulty understanding
2 - LITTLE SUCCESS; substantial errors; misunderstanding
1 - Inadequate writing; bone-head errors; did not read the text 
0 - Inappropriate; did not do

9 - A+
8 - A
7 - B+
6 - B-
5 - C+
4 - C
3 - C-
2 - D
1 - D-
0 - F

 

 
  AP Multiple Choice 40+       A
39-30    B
29-25    C
24-14    D
1-13      D-
0           F
   
     
   
  Dr. Ray Gen
El Segundo High School
640 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245