AP ENG LANG

Topics: Rhetoric, Writing, English grammar Pages: 4 (1386 words) Published: April 7, 2014
AP Lang Portfolio 1st semester
College Readiness Learning Targets
Writing Targets
Proof
Target Met
1. Use appropriate logic and rhetoric to analyze and effectively convey and critique ideas. A score of 5 on an analysis paper.
Focus: content.
I think that this target was adequately met. I definitely learned how to truly analyze different readings in order to break it down into a paper that dissects ideas in terms of logic and rhetoric. I still struggle with putting all of this analysis under one overall encompassing idea and for it to not seem scattered. I think learning different ways to analyze different ideas in order to effectively put together a clear message would be nice to learn more of. For example, I got a 4 on the John F. Kennedy rhetorical analysis, but I started to improve with generally 6’s on my other rhetorical analyses like the Audubon and Dillard rhetorical analyses. I would like to learn ways to construct a higher than 6 level rhetorical analysis. 2. Apply standard English grammar and syntax in a variety of real-world contexts. Apply standard English conventions to effectively communicate with written language. Minimum of 2 papers with grammar corrected by the student, or papers with no grammatical errors. Focus: grammar and mechanics.

I feel that this target was definitely met. Through our lessons on grammar, I have definitely learned many different aspects on grammar that I haven’t put much thought into before. I tried to incorporate these different skills into my papers as well. I felt that I did have some run-on sentences in my papers, which is a skill that I would like to improve on. I have had my structure noted in my ‘Into the Wild’ final paper. I also had my grammar corrected in my ‘Ending of The Crucible’ essay. 3. Write with a clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient elaboration and detail. Implement the writing process successfully to plan, revise, and edit written work. Paper revised by peers/self to one...
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