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The Week before the AP Test

AP Testing begins next week. My AP English students typically have between four and six AP courses. Our weeks leading up to the actual AP Exam are filled with some review, planning, and relaxation. I don't feel it is in the students' best interest to put undue pressure on them at this point.  If they have worked on their writing craft for the three essays and honed their APMC skills, they will be ready for the test.

So, what do I specifically do?  
One day to review each of the essay types and plan essays for multiple prompts. (My favorite days included Speed Dating argument prompts.)
Continue daily APMC for bell work
Quizlet LIVE for literary and rhetorical terms practice
One day to read for pleasure
One day for Goodie bags

Best wishes to all the AP students! Remember to SLEEP/HYDRATE/BREATHE


AP Argument Essay Review
AP Argument Prompts
AP Rhetorical Analysis Review
AP Argument Prompt
AP Synthesis Review
AP Synthesis Prompts
AP Language Quizlet Review

AP Literature Quizlet sets

Goody Bag letter
10 Commandments

Suzanne M. Rogers, M.Ed
Avid mom of two college cubs, AP English teacher, Instructional Facilitator, cradle United Methodist.
 Arkansas, USA


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