Welcome to Advanced Placement Literature class
Please bookmark this page, as I will be posting homework assignments, important due dates, worksheets used in class, and resources to help you prepare for the AP exam.
I strongly recommend to visit the College Board website to gain a full understanding of the purpose and scope of this class. This is a college level course - be prepared to face college level expectations
Here is a copy of the College Board course description available on the College Board website as well:
Class discussions-socratic Seminars
Your success in this class depends heavily on your participation and involvement in class activities, especially in class discussions. Please familiarize yourself with the following discussion rubric and expectations to understand what exactly is expected of you during each discussion.
Please beware that you are expected to prepare for each discussion. You must have your completed dialectical journals and/or relevant discussion questions in class on the day of the discussion. The assignments are due in the beginning of the hour. All journals/discussion questions submitted late will receive 1/2 of credit only.
Download the following file to learn about the purpose of dialectical journasl and to see some examples:
Please download the following dialectical journal graphic organizer to complete your assignments:
1. Please refer to the appropriate Unit tab in the drop down menu on the left (AP Literature tab) for your daily homework assignments.
2. All writing assignments (with the exception of the in-class timed writings and final tests) must be typed in MLA format. Hand-written assignments are not accepted.
3. All assignments submitted for the final evaluation are considered reflective of your best effort-therefore, no further revisions will be made. Please check your paper for common errors before you submit it for evaluation:
4. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. They have to be turned in no later than in the beginning of the hour on the due day. Please plan accordingly-you must print your paper ahead of time.
Assignments turned in after the papers had been
picked up will be considered late, and the grade will be adjusted accordingly.
5. Late essays/research papers will receive a full grade reduction: An "A" paper will drop to a "B".
An assignment that is more than ten calendar days late, will receive a partial credit- no more than 50%.
6. Your absence is not an excuse for not having your work completed. All assignments are
posted on the web site. All necessary materials outside of your text book are available for download. It is entirely your responsibility to keep up with the
work, including studying for tests and quizzes, if you were absent.
Medical absences or medical issues that
prevent students from completing their work on time will be address on individual basis.