• AP III - English Language and Composition 

    Part 1: Rhetoric

    Read and take notes on the two articles regarding rhetoric and rhetorical analysis, which can be found here and here. Your notes can be in any format (outline, bullets, etc.) but they must be your own wording, NOT copied and pasted sections from the articles.

    Part 2: Informational Text

    Read Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss. I recommend purchasing this novel, as a close reading will likely necessitate highlighting and annotations. I will not check your in-book annotations, but this is an AP habit that you should become accustomed to. Complete a dialectical (2-sided) journal with at least 20 entries: left side = one significant quote, right side = your reaction to or insight into the quote. Preferably, you should reflect on the rhetorical elements present (see Assignment #1). Your quotations should come from THROUGHOUT the book. Dialectical journals focusing exclusively on limited sections will score poorly. Directions for dialectical journals can be found here.

    Part 3: Article and Analysis

    Read “Back When a Chocolate Puck Tasted, Guiltily, Like America” which can be found here. Complete a 7-10 sentence rhetorical analysis paragraph using the techniques from the SOAPSTone analysis tool (second link from Part 1).

    Part 4: Define/explain the following Rhetorical Strategies and provide one original example. These MUST be numbered.

    1. Abstract
    2. Allegory
    3. Alliteration
    4. Allusion
    5. Analogy
    6. Anaphora
    7. Anastrophe
    8. Antecedent
    9. Antithesis
    10. Aphorism
    11. Apostrophe
    12. Chiasmus
    13. Comparison / Contrast
    14. Conceit
    15. Diction
    16. Doublespeak
    17. Ellipsis
    18. Enthymeme
    19. Euphemism
    20. Idiom
    21. Jargon
    22. Juxtapose
    23. Lending Credence
    24. Litotes
    25. Metaphor
    26. Metonymy
    27. Motif
    28. Oxymoron
    29. Paradox
    30. Parallelism
    31. Polysyndeton
    32. Repetition
    33. Satire
    34. Simile
    35. Spin
    36. Syllogism
    37. Synecdoche
    38. Syntax
    39. Tone
    40. Voice
    41. Zeugma


    Guidelines and Required Format:

    • Summer reading assignments are due on the first day of class at the start of the class period.
    • Assignments should be neatly handwritten in blue or black ink OR typed and printed. I will not print work for you, so plan accordingly.
    • The summer assignment must be submitted as one completed whole. I will not accept parts of the project individually.
    • Staple all components of your assignment or place them into a folder. No loose pages will be accepted. Your name needs to be on every piece of your work.
    • This work will be graded. This assignment will serve as the first grades of the semester and give me an introduction to you, your writing, and the quality of work you produce. Take your time and be thorough. You will be quizzed on your rhetorical strategies and logical fallacies within the first week of class.