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AP Writing Gateway Page

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AP Writing Gateway Page

 

CLOSE READING: Refer to this page often, frequently, continually

 

 

 

 

Literature Exam

 

 

 

Writing Prompts:

 

Poetry Explication

 

Character Analysis

 

Open-ended ("significant to the work as a whole")

 

 

 

Composition Exam

 

 

 

Writing Prompts

 

Synthesis Essay

 

Rhetorical analysis 

 

Argument Analysis / Persuasive Essay



 

Essays for analysis

 


 

THESIS STATEMENTS AND TOPIC SENTENCES

 

Thesis statements are:

  • argumentative
  • text-rooted
  • sensitive to the surprising, the ironic, the unexpected, the problematical

 

When drafting a thesis, ask:

  • Why?
  • How?
  • What's surprising? 
  • What's unexpected?
  • What's causing a problem? 

 

Thoughts on Thesis Statements from College Professors: 

 

"Five Ways of Looking at a Thesis," by Professor Simpson at Grinell College (Iowa)

"Getting an A on an English Paper," by Professor Lynch at Rutgers

"Writing A Thesis," by Professor Barsanti at Penn

 

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