Topics: Rhetoric, Writing, English grammar Pages: 4 (1386 words) Published: April 7, 2014
AP Lang Portfolio 1st semester
College Readiness Learning Targets
Writing Targets
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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