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    COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS:
    All four year universities will need scores sent to them. Most school accept either exam.
    **Fee waivers are available from the counseling office for those who are on free/reduced lunch.**
    SAT I Reasoning test (www.collegeboard.org) (DO NOT GUESS; PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS)
    ACT test (www.act.org) (GUESS AWAY; ONLY CORRECT ANSWERS ARE COUNTED)
     
    SAT ERRORS handout
     
    *Tests are on Saturdays. Plan to arrive by 7:30 to your location (the earlier you register, the more likely you
    are to get a test location near you.)
    **TAKE THE WRITING portions as well.
    ***It will take about 40 minutes to register online. You will need a debit card with a VISA/MC logo, a credit
    card, or a fee waiver number.
    ****Find other people to take with you or to carpool with.
    *****Test results are usually available online 3-4 weeks after the test date.
    ******SAT SUBJECT TESTS are for those whose colleges (California university system, elite schools) REQUIRE
    you take at least two. Some schools require specific tests while others allow you to pick two subjects you
    think you will do well. If taking a math, take the Math 2.
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    SUGGESTED SUPPLIES FOR CLASS:
    3 highlighters
    1 USB thumb drive
    Post-Its
     
    IMPORTANT DUE DATES:
    Wednesday, February 6: FREE FAFSA NIGHT 5:30-8:30
                           (Pizza, colleges/technical programs, FAFSA assistance, First Generation movie)
    Friday, February 15: FAFSA priority deadline
    Wednesday, February 20: Heart of Darkness Reading Quiz
    Thursday, February 21: Senior Presentations at student-led conferences/Begin Apocalypse Now
     
    For September to late October the class will be studying
    How to close read a literary text: Ethan Frome and The Awakening, consider thematically the concept of "The illusion of love"
    College Admissions process
    SAT preparation
    Rhetorical analysis of high education articles
    Developing essay topics and essays based off non-fiction readings similar to English 101 classes
     
    For late October to mid-December the class will be studying (ads, essays, speeches, Shakespeare)
    Close read 1984, consider thematically the concept of "The illusion of technology"
    Fallacies
    Ethos, Pathos, Logos
    Inductive/Deductive reasoning
    Rhetorical analysis of the Big Brother articles
    Developing essay topics and essays based off non-fiction readings similar to English 101 classes
     
    For mid-December to the end of first semester the class will be studying
    Close read The Ox-Bow Incident and A Lesson Before Dying, consider thematically the concept of "The illusion of justice"
    Rhetorical analysis of rushing to judgment articles
    Developing essay topics and essays based off non-fiction readings similar to English 101 classes
    Read play 12 Angry Men, analyze text in groups
     
    Third Quarter, Second Semester the class will be studying
    Begin Satirical analysis
    Close read Heart of Darkness, consider the thematically the concept of "The illusion of character/self"
    Compare and Contrast HOD to Apocalypse Now (by passing two sexual-based scenes)
    Close read Things Fall Apart, compare to HOD
    Rhetorical analysis of imperialism and satire articles
    Developing essay topics and essays based off non-fiction readings similar to English 101 classes
     
    Fourth Quarter, Second Semester the class will be studying
    Begin Literary Theory analysis
    Analysis presentations
    Close read The Picture of Dorian Gray, consider the thematically the concept of "The illusion of character/self"
    Read Hamlet, analyze text in group presentations
    Close read The Catcher in the Rye, consider the thematically the concept of "The illusion of character/self"
    Develop a literary criticism essay
     
    EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS:
    *May be completed any time and each may be submitted only once per semester.
    *All submissions must be the student's own, original work.
    *Items 1-3 are worth up to 25 points.
    1. MLA formatted, 600 words with citations, Essay:                                                                                                                                                                                         Try one's own Satire, extra College Writing 101                                                                                                                                          
    2. Take 5 SAT practice tests not previously done in class, earning at least 60% correct.
    3. 50 Challenging Vocabulary words (include definition and use in a sentence)
    4. Monthly progress reports signed by parent/guardian (10 points each).

    KEYS TO COLLEGE SUCCESS CLASS FOCUS:

    • Attend ALL class sessions
    • Take NOTES (lectures and readings)
    • Complete CLOSE READING of texts (rhetorical or literary)
    • Form MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL study groups
    • Prepare for TESTS (extended response, MC)
    • Complete assignments ON TIME (essays, projects, presentations)
    • Participate (in discussions, in activities)
    • Meet new people (in classes, dorms, activities)

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Last Modified on February 1, 2013