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What you need to know. AP English Survival Guide. First Things first. Cornell Note Taking System. Start now. Keep up with your notes. Write the summary later during the same day you take the notes. Fill in the left side with topics (the title of the PowerPoint slide for example) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>What you need to know.</p> <p>What you need to know.AP English Survival Guide1Cornell Note Taking SystemFirst Things firstStart now.Keep up with your notes.Write the summary later during the same day you take the notes.Fill in the left side with topics (the title of the PowerPoint slide for example) Fill in the left side with questions you want answered by the teacher or the text book.</p> <p>2First things FirstSummer reading is due tomorrow.If you have it now, you may leave the assignment in the red box labeled with your period.Your MLA formatted heading must be on everything you turn in. You may look it up on the internet, or you may look on the side of the box. There is an example there. Name, Teacher, Class and Period, Date3First things firstFire drillTornado drillGrades postedInformation postedWall of shameCell JailWord WallObjectivesSupplies listed in syllabus at the end of page 4. Dividers, you can make them from card stock and post its or you may buy them. I like the ones with pockets.4SyllabusThe first page of your binder.The syllabus explains the rigor, scope and sequence of the entire year of instruction. It explains late work, grading, and expectations for this course.READ IT. Word for word, all the way through. If you choose to ignore it, you will find yourself lost and likely regret your decision to blindly attempt this course.5SyllabusGrading for dual credit:90% essays/10% MHS average for semesterLate work accepted with 10% decrease per day late (24 hours)Example: If you get an 83 on the assignment and it is 2 days (48 hours) late, your grade would be reduced 20%. Which means you would receive a 66.4 on the assignment.Grading for high school credit:60% major/40% minorLate work accepted with 10% decrease per day late (not including weekends)Example: If you get an 83 on the assignment and it is 4 days late, but two of those days were Saturday and Sunday, your grade would be reduced 20%. Which means you would receive a 66.4 on the assignment.</p> <p>6SyllabusYou will do the same work regardless of what type of credit you choose (Dual or High School Only). Expectations are the same for everyone. Length requirements are the same for everyone.SO you might as well sign up for dual credit. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.There are payment plans through Midland College. 7ExpectationsListed on a page of your syllabusPosted on the board.Please return the separate signature page signed by you and your guardian (the entire page) to Mrs. Wagner by the end of this week.Violators will be persecuted or prosecuted? Which is correct?8School RulesDress conservativelyDo not use your cell phone for any reason. There is a clock on the wall and dictionaries/thesauri on the shelf.No hatsDrinks: Water only. Must be in closed container. 9ContentMy website http://www.midlandisd.net//Domain/2208My email: sswagner@midlandisd.netLectures: Watch Lectures 1 by Tuesday 8/27/2013. Watch lecture 2-3 by Thursday 8/29/13. Watch grammar lectures as needed. It will take a few hours. Take notes while you watch. Print off PowerPoint notes to help with taking notes.Blog: You can ask me questions here if you cant remember my email.Links: MLA format and information helpful to this course.Text Only have a class set, work done in class or purchase one for yourself. http://www.valorebooks.com/textbooks/the-language-of-composition-reading-writing-rhetoric/9780312473020OR take good pictures of the text book on your phone.504/Sped accommodations, see me privately10Dual CreditYou must sign up at Midland College You must apply at APPLYTEXAS and complete the college application. Remember your sign in ID and password.You must then register for English 1301 with Mrs. Wagner at MC or online at www.midland.edu. If you have questions, counselors can help, or I can after class.11ActivityAlphabetize yourselves.12ALOT MonsterRead the article.Take notes in Cornell style or in a style comparable which you have invented on the most important parts of the story.What is the tone of the writer? How do you know?13</p>

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