AP English Language and Composition

AP Vocabulary List #3

  1.  Circumlocution – to write around a subject; to write in circles around a topic without really saying anything
  2. Digress – to move off the point or off the topic
  3. Euphemism – a kinder, gentler, less crude word or phrase to replace one that seems inappropriate in a particular situation; a word or phrase that dilutes or lessens the meaning of a more precise word (for example “casualties” for deaths)
  4. Oxymoron – figurative language in which two contradictory words are combined for effect, such “crazy logic”
  5. Metaphor – a comparison of two very unlike things in which one thing IS another (i.e., “Life is a Dream”)
  6. Paradox – the juxtaposition or placing side by side conflicting ideas that reveal a truth or insight

 

Homework - Sept. 27, 2018

1.  Page 729, Connect #2; make an allusion to the "Dec. of Ind."

2.  1 page/front/skip

 

Homework - Sept. 26, 2018

1.  Studey "Dec. of Ind." vocab. 18-25 (quiz?)

2.  Bring Rhetoric Journal

 

Homework - Sept. 25, 2018

1.  Study "Dec. of Ind." vocab. 9-17 (quiz?)

 

Homework - Sept. 24, 2018

1.  Study "Declaration of Independence" vocabulary, 1-8 (quiz?)

2.  Study Rhetoric Journal vocab. list #2 (anecdote, antecedent, antithesis, apostrophe)

“Declaration of Independence”

Pages 235-238

  1.  Impel (verb) – to force
  2. Endow (verb) – to give
  3. Unalienable (adjective)- not transferable; not able to be taken away
  4. Derive (verb) – to get
  5. Prudence (adjective) – careful wisdom
  6. Transient (adjective) – not lasting
  7. Usurpation (noun) – illegal seizure
  8. Evince (verb) – to show clearly
  9. Despotism (noun) – the exercise of absolute authority
  10. Tyranny (noun) – oppressive government by an absolute ruler
  11. Assent (noun) – agreement
  12. Accommodation (noun)- an adjustment to make a situation more convenient
  13. Relinquish (verb) – to give up
  14. Tyrant (noun) – an absolute, oppressive ruler
  15. Legislature (noun) – branch of the government that makes laws
  16. Compliance (noun) – agreement
  17. Annihilation (noun) – extermination
  18. Tenure (noun)- time in office
  19. Jurisdiction (noun) – legal control of an area
  20. Abdicate (verb) – to give up
  21. Brethren (noun) – brothers; church members
  22. Kindred (noun) – family members
  23. Acquiesce (verb) – to give in
  24. Rectitude (noun)- correctness
  25. Levy (verb) – to impose a tax

 

AP English Language Exam Vocabulary 2

 

  1. Anecdote – a short narrative of an unusual or interesting event that is often included in an essay or speech to clarify abstract points
  2. Anticlimactic (event) – an event that causes disappointment because it is less exciting than was expected (anticlimax)
  3. Antecedent – that which comes before; the antecedent of a pronoun is the noun to which the pronoun refers.  (You may be expected to find this relationship on the exam.)
  4. Antithesis – the opposite of an idea used to emphasize a point; the juxtaposition (placing side by side) of contrasting words or ideas.  Hope is the antithesis of despair.

 

  1. Antithesis, balanced – a figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase of grammatical structure
  2. Apostrophe – a speaker directly addresses something or someone not living that cannot answer back

 

  1. Appeal to authority – in appealing to authority, the writer refers to expert opinion.

 

 

 

Homework - Sept. 21, 2018

1.  Page 239, Write section, #2 (two ethical claims, hi-lite)

2.  One page, front-back, skip

 

Homework - Sept. 20, 2018

1. Read "Declaration of Independence," p. 235-238 for quiz

2.  Bring 3-ring binder and Rhetoric Journal

 

Homework - Sept. 18, 2018

1.  Write 2 of each type of claim (logos, ethos, pathos) from "Slave Market" = 6 total (front of paper)

2.  Explain one claim/quote on back of paper, hi-lite claim.  (1 page/back/skip lines)

3.  Bring Rhetoric Journal

 

Homework - Sept. 14, 2018

1.  Read "Declaration of Independence," p. 235-238

2.  Possible quiz

 

Homework - Sept. 11, 2018

Period 1

1.  Page 222, #1 (1page/front/skip)

2.  Hi-lite thesis statement (stage 1 or 2)

Period 2

1.  Page 306, Read Section #4 (1 page/front/skip)

2.  Hi-lite thesis and quote

 

 

Homework - Sept. 7, 2018

Periods 1 and 2

1.  WA, p. 266 Write section, #2 (1 page/front/skip; include one quote)

2.  Read "Shipmates," p. 267-272 (quiz?)

 

Homework - Sept. 5, 2018

1.  Read Bennett, "Before the Mayflower," p. 261-266

2.  Write vocabulary for 20 new words (word, part of speech, definition)

3.  Quiz Friday

4.  Bring Rhetoric Journal on Fri.

 

Homework - Sept. 4, 2018

Period 1

1.  WA, p. 222, #4

2.  Include highlighted thesis statement (stage 1 or 2)

3.  1 page/front-back/skip

Period 2

1.  WA, p. 222, #2

2.  Include highlighted thesis statement (stage 1 or 2)

3.  I page/front-back/skip

 

Homework - August 30, 2018

PERIOD 1

1.  WA, p. 248 - "Write" section, #3

2.  1 page/front-back/skip

PERIOD 2

1.  WA, p. 222, #4

2.  1 page/front-back/skip

 

Homework - August 29, 2018

1. Read WA, p. 149-157

2.  Possible quiz

 

Homework - August 28, 2018

1.  Read WA, p. 49-54

2.  Explain pathos, logos, ethos in your own words

3.  Write 1page/front/skip lines. Hi-lite appeals

 

 

Homework - August 27, 2018

1. Read Writing America, p. 3-8

2. What are 3 things you learn about reading?

3. Answer question in paragraph. 1p/f/sk.  Hi-lite the 3 things.

4. Possible quiz

 

Homework - August 22, 2018

1. Read "What do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric"

2.  Write a one-page summary on the front of your paper; skip lines

3.  Study vocabulary words 1-8 from article