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Post by Hossain Khondaker on June 30, 2015

what if you get placed into an AP course in your freshman year?

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Post by Sedeke Am Keita on August 30, 2014

hi teacher, your lessons are very important and interesting but i have a problem with downloading the video courses, whenever i down load the video course and play it i can't see the written but only the instructor,hence, please help me clarify that mystery,
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sedeke keita

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Post by Sedeke Am Keita on August 30, 2014

hi teacher, your lessons are very important and interesting but i have a problem with downloading the video courses, whenever i down load the video course and play it i can't see the written but only the instructor,hence, please help me clarify that mystery,
thanks
sedeke keita

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Post by Sedeke Am Keita on August 30, 2014

hi teacher, your lessons are very important and interesting but i have a problem with downloading the video courses, whenever i down load the video course and play it i can't see the written but only the instructor,hence, please help me clarify that mystery,
thanks
sedeke keita

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Post by rozina shuaib on January 21, 2013

good

Introduction

  • Why Does This Test Exist?
    • The AP English Language & Composition exam is designed to test your ability to think, reason, and express your thoughts according to the rules of rhetoric.
    • So what is rhetoric?
  • What is Rhetoric?
    • Rhetoric is the art of formal written and oral expression.
    • Many philosophers (and a lot of teachers) believe that if you can’t express your thoughts clearly and logically, you’re not really thinking clearly.
  • Why Does Rhetoric Matter?
    • A lot of the work you’ll do in college relies on rhetorical skills:
      • Writing papers
      • Participating in debates
      • Discussing ideas in class
      • Arguing with your friends
  • So Why Take a Test on Rhetoric?
    • It assures professors that you know your way around an argument and can express yourself clearly.
    • It gets you out of the dreaded Freshman Composition class!
  • What’s on the Test?
    • Section I: Multiple Choice (60 minutes): 50 to 55 questions that count for 45 percent of your grade.
    • Section II: Free Response (120 minutes): Three essays that count for 55 percent of your grade.
      • 15-minute reading period.
      • Analysis of a passage and exposition/presentation of the analysis (40 min)
      • Argumentative essay (40-minute essay that supports, refutes, or qualifies a statement)
      • Synthesis essay (40-minute essay that integrates information from a variety of sources)
  • How This Course Will Work
    • Rhetoric Crash Course
      • Elements of argument
      • Logical fallacies
      • Basic and advanced rhetorical modes
    • The Rhetorical Analysis Essay
      • What is it?
      • How to do it
      • Practice
    • The Argumentative Essay
      • What is it?
      • How to do it
      • Practice
    • The Synthesis Essay
      • What is it?
      • How to do it
      • Practice
    • Final Thoughts
      • Tips for test day

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Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:11
  • Why Does This Test Exist? 0:29
  • What is Rhetoric? 0:47
    • Definition
    • If You Can't Express Your Thoughts Clearly and Logically, You're Not Thinking Clearly
  • Why Does Rhetoric Matter? 3:21
    • Writing Papers
    • Participating in Debates
    • Discussing Ideas in Class
    • Arguing with Your Friends
  • So Why Take a Test on Rhetoric 4:28
    • Show You Know Your Way Around an Argument
  • What's on The Test? 5:27
    • Section 1: Multiple Choice
    • Section 2: Free Response
  • How is the Test Scored? 7:55
  • How This Course Will Work 10:14
    • Introduction
    • Multiple Choice
    • Essay Basics
    • Rhetoric Crash Course
    • The Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    • The Argumentative Essay
    • The Synthesis Essay
    • Final Thoughts