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1 AP Language and Composition Summer Assignment Packet A note on plagiarism: Plagiarism consists of pass[ing] off another s ideas as one s own[,] us[ing] another s production without crediting the source[, and] present[ing another s idea/concept/product] as new and original idea or product (Merriam Webster Online Dictionary). This is not limited to merely copying from the Internet, copying from previous AP Language students, or copying from your current classmates. Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated within this class. Unless otherwise instructed, all material, for the entire year, must be your own, original work. For the summer assignment, you are not allowed to use outside sources other than the resources and links provided to you on Edmodo as this assignment is meant to allow us, your teachers, to gauge your current abilities and to figure out the best ways in which to support you throughout the school year. Summer Assignment Due Date: You will be required to submit typed, properly labeled with the title of the piece and your name and block, hard copies of all portions of the summer assignment on the first day of class. There will be no late work accepted as this is an Advanced Placement course. Contacting Mrs. Babcock and Ms. Brandon: If you need to reach us over the summer, please contact us via Mrs. Babcock: Ms. Brandon: We will also be periodically checking Edmodo; however, the best way to get a prompt response from us is through ; please send the to BOTH OF US and include your name in the subject line of the . Remember, no question is a stupid question; we are here, at all times, to support you throughout your endeavors this summer and this year, so, when in doubt, ask away! Assignment Access and Edmodo : Please join our group on Edmodo no later than the end of May! In order to access the summer assignments, you will need to join the group. Directions to join and how to access all of our materials are on the back of this sheet. Below is just a summary of the assignments expected to be completed by the first day of class. Please look under the folder in AP Summer Assignments to access the detailed assignments. Located on the back of this sheet are the directions for gaining access to our AP Language Summer Assignment Edmodo Group; when schedules are sent out, you will receive your actual class Edmodo Group Code from your teacher. ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION/BREAKDOWN! Assignment Piece Tasks

2 Assignment #1 Abraham Lincoln the Gettysburg Address Multiple CHoice Questions SOAPT Chart Elements of Analysis Chart Assignment #2 de Botton Position and Analysis Chart VIsual Representation Chart Edmodo in AP English: Edmodo group code: vj6bv4 url: assignment ap english /group_id/ *PLEASE SIGN IN TO OUR EDMODO GROUP BY THE END OF MAY! For this school year, we will be using Edmodo in AP English Language and Composition. To access all materials for the summer assignments and for the rest of the school year, you will need to use Edmodo. If you haven t used Edmodo, please see below on how to access files, upload assignments, etc. 1. Create an account if you do not have one 2. Join Summer Assignment AP English (code: vj6bv4) 3. Set your notifications: a. Click on account b. Click on settings c. Make sure you select Notes, Alerts, and Direct Messages d. Set up your cell phone to receive text messages. T his is important as it sends you a text the moment we make announcements, post assignments, or direct message you! Make sure this notification is enabled!! 4. Finding Handouts: a. Log on to Edmodo b. On the left side, click on Summer Assignment AP English c. Once you have clicked on our class, click on folders d. Once inside the folders section, click on the folder that you need summer assignments e. Click below the document on the icon that looks like a little piece of paper in order to open it. 5. How to type on a handout posted on Edmodo: a. Complete steps for Finding Handouts b. Once handout is opened, click on Enable Editing at the top if necessary

3 c. After you finish typing, you are going to save it to one of your files 6. Saving to Backpack on Edmodo: a. Log in to Edmodo b. On the left hand side, click on the icon that says Backpack c. Create a folder click on the folders icon at the top, once the drop down menu appears, click the New icon create a folder for AP Language d. To access this folder, click back on the folders icon at the top, then select the new folder from the drop down menu. e. Once in your AP Language folder, click on Add to Backpack on the right hand side f. Click upload choose file to add g. Click Add to Backpack again *Save all submitted assignments to your backpack as a precaution.

4 Passage: Assignment 1: Gettysburg Address 1 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so 5 conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate we can not consecrate we can not 10 hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little n ote, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the 15 great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

5 SOAPT Chart for Gettysburg Address Please complete the following based upon Lincoln s speech. Pay particular attention to the questions which arise in each box. When finished, complete the two questions below the chart. Speaker Speaker : What are his values? Textual Example that proves his values: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves his values: What kind of person does he seem to be? (< you can use your prior knowledge here as well) Textual Example that proves what kind of person you think he is: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves what kind of person you think he is: Occasion What has prompted this speech? What specific event forced him to deliver this speech? Textual Example that proves the occasion: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves the occasion: Audience What type of person does this piece reach? Be specific. Textual Example that proves the audience: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves the audience: How can the audience be described specifically? T hink: age, socioeconomic status, experience, education, gender, etc. Textual Example that describes the audience: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves this description proves the audience: Purpose What is the ultimate goal of the speaker? What change does he want to accomplish? *This should be a complex sentence of purpose; answers like change immigration might be too broad. **Define the goal specifically EX: motivate changes in immigration policy; EX Improve health care opportunities for immigrants Textual Example 1 that proves the purpose: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves the purpose:

6 Textual Example 2 that proves the purpose: *Explanation of how Textual Example proves the purpose: Tone What is the speaker s attitude? What emotions does she rely upon within his argument? Emotion: Textual Example 1: *Explanation of how Textual Example supports tone: Rhetorical Mode : (suggestions: expository, satirical, narrative, persuasive) *Rationalize why you feel it is this mode: Shifts: Abraham Lincoln shifts from to (Shifts are movements within the text they can be ideas, subjects, or they can be based upon the organization of the piece) *Rationalize why you believe he shifts from to : Analysis Chart for Gettysburg Address Directions: for this chart, you need to provide textual evidence (with line citations) and explanations for the stated analysis elements. This needs to be as detailed as you can make it. It does NOT have to be written in complete sentences and can be written in bullet form. Analysis Element Textual Evidence Commentary (explain HOW and WHY this analysis element helps Lincoln achieve his purpose. Figurative Language (specify the type: ) Powerful Diction (word choice) (specify the word: )

7 Significant Details Organization (specify what about his organization of the speech is significant to achieving his purpose: ) Syntax (sentence structure) (specify a type of syntactical structure that aids in him achieving his purpose) Persuasive Elements (ethos, pathos, logos, kairos) (specify the type of persuasive element which he uses: ) Imagery Multiple Choice Questions for Gettysburg Address The multiple choice questions refer to the entire speech. 1. The first sentence of the Gettysburg Address serves which of the following purposes? a. It makes an assertion that will be qualified later.

8 b. It forges a link with past events and ideals. c. It presents support for a claim to be started later. d. It indicates that the speech will be a brief one. e. It makes reference to a previous speech. 2. The diction of the piece supports imagery relating to which of the following I. spirituality II. new beginnings III. duty a. I only b. I and II only c. I and III only d. II and III only e. I, II, and III 3. Which of the following is included in the speech? a. declarative sentence b. sentence fragment c. imperative sentence d. periodic sentence e. interrogative sentence 4. In the second paragraph Lincoln appeals to which of the following? I. ethos II. pathos III. logos a. I only b. III only c. I and II only d. II and III only e. I, II, and III 5. The phrase we can not hallow (line 10) serves which of the following purposes? a. It extends the meaning of dedicate to a more spiritual dimension. b. It reverses the strict meaning first given through dedicate. c. It limits the broad implications suggested by the word consecrate. d. It anticipates and undermines objections to the meanings of consecrate. e. It defuses the religious connotations associated with consecrate. 6. The address develops contrasts between each of the following EXCEPT a. black and white b. words and deeds c. life and death d. past and present e. conflict and rest 7. Lincoln employs each of the following rhetorical devices EXCEPT a. alliteration b. anaphora

9 c. antithesis d. asyndeton e. apostrophe 8. In the address, the speaker appeals to each of the following EXCEPT a. equality b. sacrifice c. ambition d. security e. gratitude 9. The tone of the address is one of a. pedantic solemnity b. querulous seriousness c. melancholy resignation d. hopeful reverence e. sanguine reflection

10 Assignment #2: de Botton Assignment In his 2004 book, Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton argues that the chief aim of humorists is not merely to entertain but to convey with impunity messages that might be dangerous or impossible to state directly. Because society allows humorists to say things that other people cannot or will not say, de Botton sees humorists as serving a vital function in society. Think about the implications of de Botton s view of the role of humorists (cartoonists, stand up comics, satirical writers, hosts of television programs, etc.). Then complete the below assignments. Position: (Are you defending de Botton s position, challenging de Botton s position, or qualifying de Botton s position? and WHY are you choosing that position Position: Why: Evidence 1: (give a specific example to support your position that you pull from society, your readings, history, pop culture, etc. Please do not use personal experiences) Evidence 2: (give a specific example to support your position that you pull from society, your readings, history, pop culture, etc. Please do not use personal experiences) Commentary to support EV1: (explain HOW and WHY your EV1 supports your position and why this does not have to be in complete sentences; it can be in bullet form) Commentary to support EV2: (explain HOW and WHY your EV2 supports your position and why this does not have to be in complete sentences; it can be in bullet form)

11 Visual Representation of Position Directions : Now that you have determined your position on de Botton s claim, you need to go the web and find 1 visual representation which supports your position. These visuals can range from video clips, commercials, political cartoons, TV shows, etc. HOWEVER, you are required to provide the link with which you accessed your visual as your form of citation. The link must be working. If it is a political cartoon or something that is still, please provide the image as well. Media Form (what type of media is it?) Visual Representation (provide the image and the link) Commentary (explain HOW and WHY your Visual Representation supports your position and why this does not have to be in complete sentences; it can be in bullet form)

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