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Check out the following work opportunities and resources available:
- City Year is Hiring: Must by at least 17 years old, a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. High School Seniors or Graduates only. Deadline is Tuesday, April 29 @ 3:30pm. Apply here.
- Summer Job Opportunity: 2014 Summer Night Lights Program: Available to high school students and recent graduates. Click here to apply (see the website for deadlines).
- Saturday Senior Project Paper Help: Need help with your Senior Paper? See Ms. Garcia for more information. She’ll be offering a special Senior Paper Workshop on Sat. 4/26 from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
- Spring Fling Youth Resource Fair: Summer job employment, college counseling, health exams, and more. Food, games, live bands and Power 106! Click here for more info.
- Community Services Unlimited Inc. Apprenticeships/Internships: Food/Urban Farming (Spring, Summer, and Fall). For students 17 years and up. Click here for more information and to apply. (Disregard the 2010 dates, an error).
- Youth Air Fair: Interested in a job in the skies? Arts and Aviation Career Fair is on Saturday, May 3 from 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.
The AP English Litearture Exam is on Thursday, May 8. Scores will be posted online in July.
We will be having a Mandatory Study Session on Saturday, May 3rd from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
The test itself is three hours.
- Multiple Choice: 60 minutes on 4-5 reading passages – Counts as 45% of the final score
- Essay: 120 minutes for three essay questions, includes poetry analysis, prose analysis and “Open Question” – Counts as 55% of the final score
- No points are deducted for wrong answers, so students are encouraged to answer all multiple-choice answers. Use process of elimination to get rid of wrong answer choices.
Released Test Questions:
- Sample Essay (Free Response) Questions
- Sample Multiple Choice Questions (.pdf, pages 54-69)
- Sample Essay Questions (.pdf, pages 70-77)
Helpful Study Resources:
- AP English Language and Composition E-Book (.pdf)
- AP English Glossary of Literary Terms (.pdf)
- AP Lit Terms (.pdf)
Essay Questions (Free Response Section):
- Literary Analysis (Poetry, 40 minutes)
- Literary Analysis (Prose, 40 minutes writing)
- Literary Analysis (“Open Question,” 40 minutes)
Possible Texts for “Open Question”:
- Heart of Darkness
- Slaughterhouse Five
- The Kite Runner
- The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- My Antonia
- Bless Me, Ultima
- The Awakening
- Another appropriate novel/play that you’ve read and are familiar with
Have each section’s reading completed by the due dates marked in parentheses. Expect quizzes, discussions and writing assignments.
- W.G.: The World’s Greatest Short Stories (Ed. J. Daley)
- Perrine’s: Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense (Eds. T. Arp & G. Johnson)
A. Nineteenth Century American Literature: The Gothic and Romanticism (Thurs. 3/27)
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” (Perrine’s, 299-310) – U.S.
- Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of the Amontillado” (Perrine’s, 611-616) – U.S.
- Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (WG, 1-30 or Perrine’s, 579-610) – U.S.
B. The Golden Age of Russian Literature: Exploring Morality (Tuesday, 4/1)
- Leo Tolstoy, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” (WG, 38-84) – Russia
- Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the Toy Dog” (WG, 136-149) – Russia
C. Women In Literature: Notions of Feminism, Race and Sexuality (Thursday, 4/3)
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (WG, 113-126) – U.S.
- Virginia Woolf, “The Mark on the Wall” (WG, 192-197) – England
- Zora Neal Hurston, “The Gilded Six-Bits” (Perrine’s, 564-574) – U.S.
- Alice Walker, “Everyday Use” (Perrine’s, 166-174) – U.S.
- Toni Cade Bambara, “The Lesson” (Perrine’s, 195-201) – U.S.
D. Modernist Literature: Breaking with Tradition (Tuesday, 4/8)
- D. H. Lawrence, “Prussian” (WG, 162-179) – England
- James Joyce, “Araby” (WG, 180-184) – Ireland
- Franz Kafka, “A Hunger Artist” (WG, 198-205) – Czechoslovakia
- Ernest Hemingway, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” (WG, 222-225) – U.S.
- Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants” (Perrine’s, 268-272) – U.S.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, “A New Leaf” (Perrine’s, 420-433) – U.S.
E. Contemporary Literature: Postmodernism and Post-colonialism (Thursday, 4/10)
- Chinua Achebe, “Civil Peace” (Perrine’s, 511-515) – Nigeria
- John Updike, “A & P” (WG, 230 and Perrine’s, 619-624) – U.S.
- Gabriel García Márquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” (Perrine’s, 327-332) – Columbia
- Ha Jin, “A Contract” (Perrine’s, 575-578) – U.S.
- Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” (Perrine’s, 311-326) – U.S.
- Jorge Luis Borges, “Borges and I” (WG, 236) – Argentina