AP April 30-May 4 Week In Nuce

AP Lit -  Carryover: Gatsby Chapter 1 and 2 multiple choice questions due Monday.
Writing: Sentence pattern 13 exercise sheet due Friday. AP prompt in-class essay on Friday.
Vocabulary: No suffix quiz. Here are links to flashcards and practice tests for your literary term vocabulary:
Basic concepts: AP test prep and review
Grammar: Heart of Darkness exercise 12 due Tuesday.
Close reading: "Heart and Hands" due Tuesday; Heart of Darkness Passage 12 due Wednesday; From Letters from an American Farmer due Thursday; from A Vindication of the Rights of Women due Friday.
Reading: No required reading of Gatsby required until after the exam. Other: "Close Reading Strategies," "Tone" (Monday);  "Tips for Timed Writing," "What AP Readers Long to See" (Tuesday); "16 Detractors from Mature Academic Voice," " Timed Writings, Sample Introduction and Thesis" (Wednesday); "Transitions and Paragraph Hooks," "Strategies to Improve Writing" (Thursday)
Looking ahead: The first ever Xavier annual AP Literature and Composition exam will be administered Thursday, May 10th at school. You are in on the ground floor! There’s been a change to the fee schedule; the federal government is paying more than we thought. Ms. McElliot just gave us a bottom line price of $20—if you’ve already paid more, you’ll get a refund. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, the test is now free. Meanwhile, plan to bring with you:
1.       A high quality eraser
2.       Time-keeping device (a watch)
3.       Well-sharpened #2 pencils (perhaps 4-5)
4.       Kleenex
5.       Multiple layers of clothing: you can add or subtract layers for comfort
Get a good night’s sleep, and plan on being at school by 7:30 am. Eat a well-balanced breakfast that morning—good nutrition can positively affect your performance.

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