Thursday, May 13, 2010

AP Exam

Please let me (and each other) know what you thought of the free response questions on the AP English Language and Comp. exam.

How did you select evidence? Which sources were most useful on the synthesis prompt? What were your assertions/arguements?

We CANNOT discuss the multiple choice section of the exam. Sorry.

64 Comments:

Anonymous Jake Little said...

I thought they were pretty run of the mill, and that all the practice exams we did prepared me. I think i used sources E,G, and F, but i'm not really sure. I argued that technology is good for having information travel fast, but is no substitute for real-world experiences.

5/14/2010 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous janeth c said...

Overall, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The in-class discussions helped a lot, as did the practice tests. The after school sessions also helped in reminding myself to stay on task and not go on a tangent. I don't recall exactly which sources I used, but I did use the visual. I argued that, like all things, is good in moderation(in terms of availability)and increasing it is leading to a lazier youth.

5/14/2010 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Miles Ray said...

I thought I did very well on the free response questions. I didn't think that they were too complex in any way and were easy to handle.I used sources E,C, B, and F. I argued that technology was terribly unpredictable and uncontrollable. It has a direct impact on the human thinking process and could even promote a stunt in learning due to plagiarism of others work (source B. I had difficulties in Question 2, but was able to handle it successfully. Question 3 I felt was the easiest to organize and process.

5/14/2010 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Cathryn said...

The essays I felt very prepared for. I don't remember which sources I used, but I remember that I agrued that although technology is great when trying to keep kids entertained overall too much technology is never a good thing because you lose track of reality. Question two I finally figured out what I was going to write about and did an excellent job talking about the use of pathos and metaphors. Question 3 I loved and wrote an excellent well organized essay

5/14/2010 05:28:00 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

The free response questions were exactly what I was hoping for. I felt that we were well prepared from class assignments and discussions to tackle all of them. I can't remember the sources I used, except for B and F. I argued that although technology has the potential to enhance a student's education it can also cause more problems than its worth to integrate into a school.

5/14/2010 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Caleb J. said...

I felt very prepared for the essays as well. I argued that technology can be useful, but what we consider today as technology is not, and that things such as iPads (which is just an oversized itouch) and iBooks don't advance society, but they are a detriment to it by making people lazier.

5/15/2010 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Evan Battee said...

The free response questions were not at all hard. However, I had to catch myself a few times, as it was easy to get off subject with the first question. I can't remember the other teo questions, but i do know that I answered them with little difficulty, thanks to our (constant) preparation.

5/15/2010 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Blessey J said...

The free response question were not as hard as I thought they would be...
For the synthesis questions I used I think sources d, e, and f. And I also put in some Postman.
I cant remember what I did for the rhetorical analysis.
And for the argumentative question, at first I could only think of The Onion.. but then I remembered the Stephen Colbert speech at the White House Correspondence dinner that we talked about in class and that really helped a lot.
Overall, I felt prepared to answer the questions.

5/15/2010 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Paula Conway said...

I felt like the questions you gave us to study helped a lot. THere were many ways to go about answering the question, but I argued that technology is a way to help correc t information travel faster, but we are always going to have incorrect information get through. I also argued that with this flaw, it is not the best idea to not consider that harms of feeding false information to stuadents.

5/15/2010 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Abby Vargas said...

The exam definitely could've been worse. Some of the free-response questions Correa gave us in class were tougher than the ones we had on the test. For question 1 I don't remember the sources I used but I argued that technology could and should be used as long as WHAT technology is used, HOW MUCH is used, and HOW the technology is being used are all kept under control (and I included how that could backfire as well). Question two, I kinda of blanked out and couldn't remember the names to rhetorical devices (I was good with them all year and then I freaked) but I used direct quotes from the text and explained how they made the letter what it was. Question 3 was the easiest to me and I used The Onion, the essay we read in class (criticizing Bush, FOX News..etc) and cartoons to build on my argument.

5/16/2010 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Jessica C. said...

The afterschool session was extremely helpfull in reminding us how to use the documents and own sources for the test. The questions weren't as challenging as I expected, but my timing was probably what affected me the most. Oh and no I didn't use a novela. :)

5/16/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Heather Clicque said...

As for the AP FRQuestions I thought they were quite simple, and wrote them with few slip ups, at least I think...but I remember using "This is Sparta" within the essay about the humorists.

5/16/2010 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Haley said...

I feel that we were all very prepared for the free response section of the AP exam. The questions consisted of the topics we covered most this year. I discussed in the first question that technology in schools may benefit the students, but also may cause more problems than needed. The second question was about slavery and rhetorical devices(which we both focused on a lot), so I felt confident on that one. The third question as well was fairly easy, as it dealt with satire and humor, another topic we used a lot of our time working on. Overall, I feel that the curriculum of our class was helpful in preparing us for the exam.

5/16/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Allison Chvojan said...

None of the free-response questions were difficult or challenging, really. I felt, overall, the whole test was easier than any of the ones we took during class. My least favorite was the essay about slavery; there's only so much you can say about rhetorical devices before you start saying the same thing over and over. The synthesis was my longest essay, and I used Sources A, F, E, C, arguing against the use of technology as a primary node of educational advancement. Evidence for the 3rd question was pretty straight-forward (SNL, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, ect.) The whole thing went pretty well.

5/16/2010 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Esthie Gil said...

The free response was what I was hoping for. I cannot exactly remember which sources I used; but I argued about the consequences of technology on children today and in the future. I used to documents to synthesize the question and to keep my argument logic. I thought the rest of the questions were a lot easier, because they were easier to develop; since we could use more of our own knowledge and ideas. Overall the test was much more less challenging than the ones we have taken during class.

5/16/2010 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Sam Forgerson said...

After the free response, I felt pretty confident. Because of all of the practice exams we took, I felt pretty prepared and I was able to write decent essays. In the synthesis prompt I used four documents but there was one document that I could not figure out, I couldn't tell if it had relevant information in it, so i didn't use that one. On the other essays, I found evidence pretty easily and had plenty of time to write my essays.

5/16/2010 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael Flores said...

Overall, the free response questions weren’t as challenging as those we practiced in class. For the first question I remember that I used 4-5 sources and was able to draw up support from those documents with ease. For the question regarding rhetorical devices, I could identify what was being done but couldn’t name it exactly. The hardest question for me was the humor one due to the fact that I couldn’t figure out what source of outside information was appropriate.

5/16/2010 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Louis Bedford said...*

The multiple choice was easier than I thought that it would be. I was told not to think in my essay responses, but that did not work out to well. I did not think at all about the first topic, I wrote what came to my head and did that essay on one page. On the other two essays, I continued to second guess myself and had to revise my essays along the way. I have to say that the essays and the practice multiple choice questions that we received in class prepared me immensely for the AP test. Hopefully, I will be happy with the score. I ended up using about 5 of the sources because they related with each other. The source with the child watching television and the preceding source that told of how we are making the children less aware of reality we virtually the same both were very helpful.

5/16/2010 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous jordan goss said...

The free response questions were surprisingly well within my reach to answer. i felt prepared for all 3 and the only thing that gave me trouble was making sure i paced myself correctly.
The evidence for each was fairly simple especially for 3rd question as we have all been well versed in satire and political comedy. The evidence for the synthesis question was all useful but i found the arguements stating the major effects it could have on kids as well as the lack of childens' abilities to learn with technology came in handy the most. My arugement was to consider the long term effects of technology and the ablilty of children to learn with technology as the two most important factors.

5/16/2010 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Caribou said...

Well, they seemed pretty bleh. I mean I agree with Jake...run of the mill. Granted the one on slavery and the rhetoric he used was a little bit tricky but it wasn't horrendous. All were pretty basic. I really appreciated the sources. They were great for pulling quotations out of. I argued both sides but spoke of my favoring of less technology due to our lack of understanding already. All in all I felt prepared.

5/16/2010 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Blakely Bates said...

The free response questions were a lot easier than some of the ones we were given in class. For the synthesis question, i mainly focused on sources C, E, and F, writing about how while technology has it's benefits, it also impairs the thinking process. In question two, i identified both historical and biblical allusions, as well as the use of guilt and metaphors. In question three, i used sources such as The Onion, SNL, and Stephen Colbert to build my argument. Overall the exam went pretty smoothly.

5/16/2010 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Lucas H said...

I thought the exam was pretty run of the mill like Jake said. There weren't any surprises or anything radically new that you haven't shown us before. I think i used sources A, G, and some other ones.. I don't remember exactly. I felt like my arguments were sufficient, though not stellar. I worry about how together they sound, since writing coherently in such a short time period is challenging.

5/16/2010 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anthony R said...

The AP Free Response went lukewarm for me. I had my troubles trying to get my point across but I hope it was effective. For each essay, I knew what evidence I wanted to support my thesis with. For the first one, I used Postman all the way. I dont recall the sources that I used. The second one I talked about one rhetorical device throughout the whole slavery passage. The third one I had trouble with because I didnt know what evidence to support my argument with. Although I did talk about The Onion. But a major factor that affected me the most was time-management.

5/16/2010 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Mancilla said...

Sorry, this is long :(
The essay prompts were not as bad as I thought they would be. On the synthesis essay, the topic was about the evaluating the important factors that schools should consider before using technology in their curriculum.I had to check the prompt before writing the essay because I nearly wrote my essay on the effect of technology on society and their youth instead of the disadvantages and advantages of technology in the curriculum. I discussed about how it can be helpful to use technology in the classroom because of the convenience of having a vast library of information, but that students seldom use technology for (useful) information unless asked to do so. I believe that technology should be a supplement to traditional teaching instead of the way Source A's school did. I used Source D, Source B, Source E, and Source C. The second free response, was actually the easiest one I think. I pulled quotes from the passage in which the former slave used pathos to convey the emotions Jefferson felt in the oppressive hand of the British monarchy so that Jefferson may see the injustice of slavery. He used appeal to pity the most while occasionally using other rhetorical fallacies. On the third prompt, I had some difficulty remembering outside sources. I discussed that humorist were important in our society as they bring to light the things that we are not allowed to state in public in a matter in which everyone can enjoy. I used the Onion and the example seen in the newspaper comics, and the stories of my drunk uncle (just kidding). Overall, I believe the discussions and pieces in class helped in preparation for the exam, plus I had read a study guide so that helped too.

5/16/2010 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Emma Fullinwider said...

The free response questions were generally easy to answer. The 2nd question was definitely the hardest for me because I had some trouble identifying the rhetorical devices. However, I answered the synthesis question and the humor question with ease. I used most of the sources to argue that a technology-based environment would ruin a student's education because it is a great distraction from schoolwork. It was easy to have evidence for the 3rd question because of the many political humor discussions we've had in class.

5/16/2010 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jayci said...

I was definitely more prepared for the free response questions than I had thought. Only the synthesis question was dificult because I spent too much time planning, leaving minimal time to actually write. The second question was really easy for me because I picked up on many rhetorical devices quickly. The third question was also easy to answer. I mentioned Colbert, The Onion, and Thoreau.

5/16/2010 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Gena Schildt said...

As everyone else has already stated, this years free response weren't as difficult as some of the ones given to us in class. I enjoyed the second one the most. Usually the essay on analyzing the rhetorical devices of an author are the most difficult for me, but since we have gone over quite a few this year I knew what to do. On that question, I thought authors way of turning Jeffersons own words around to build his argument was pretty impressive. The synthesis question was my longest and I remember using 4 of the sources, though not which ones. The last one went good as well, we covered satire and humor pretty thouroughly throughout the year.

5/16/2010 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca Stimson said...

I liked the essay prompts, and I think I had sufficient evidence for all of them.
Question 3, the one about comedians, was probably the hardest for me, because I know that the evidence I used was fairly obvious (mostly information about Colbert and Swift).
On the synthesis question, I argued that the decision on integrating technology should be based on individual resources and the psychological effects of "information overload." I don't remember which sources I used, only that I used about four.
For the question about rhetorical devices I focused on the author's diction, allusions, and the comparisons he drew between slavery and the American Revolution.

5/16/2010 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Breann D said...

The essay portion of the exam was not as bad as I thought it would be. I learned though, through the process that I need to become a better reader and through that a better writer because I took too much time thinking about what to write and not actually writing. In the synopsis question, I used only three sources although I can't remember which. I argued that in general the use of technology in abundance is very detrimental and to incorporate vast amounts of it into the school system would probably only harm the learning process. The question about comedians and humorists was a little more challenging to me and I felt that I could have used more adequate sources but the ones that I did (Cedric "The Entertainer" and Chris Rock), I felt I could have elaborated more on. Overall, the test wasn't as challenging as the ones that we had to do in class. I learned from the process.

5/16/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Breanna D said...

The essay portion of the exam was not as bad as I thought it would be. I learned though, through the process that I need to become a better reader and through that a better writer because I took too much time thinking about what to write and not actually writing. In the synopsis question, I used only three sources although I can't remember which. I argued that in general the use of technology in abundance is very detrimental and to incorporate vast amounts of it into the school system would probably only harm the learning process. The question about comedians and humorists was a little more challenging to me and I felt that I could have used more adequate sources but the ones that I did (Cedric "The Entertainer" and Chris Rock), I felt I could have elaborated more on. Overall, the test wasn't as challenging as the ones that we had to do in class. I learned from the process.

5/16/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Breanna D said...

The essay portion of the exam was not as bad as I thought it would be. I learned though, through the process that I need to become a better reader and through that a better writer because I took too much time thinking about what to write and not actually writing. In the synopsis question, I used only three sources although I can't remember which. I argued that in general the use of technology in abundance is very detrimental and to incorporate vast amounts of it into the school system would probably only harm the learning process. The question about comedians and humorists was a little more challenging to me and I felt that I could have used more adequate sources but the ones that I did (Cedric "The Entertainer" and Chris Rock), I felt I could have elaborated more on. Overall, the test wasn't as challenging as the ones that we had to do in class. I learned from the process.

5/16/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Lilli B said...

As many others have said, I believe our class discussions and practice tests prepared me well for the AP.
As Gena said, the synthesis question was by far my longest essay and the one I felt I did the best on. I used four sources as well - I think I used A and C, and possibly D and E? I argued that technology should be existent in schools, but a balance should be maintained. For example, the process of learning a language requires writing down the vocabulary and grammar, instead of typing it. This helps a person to retain the information more easily. I used one of the sources to support this.
For the rhetorical device question, I discussed Benjamin Banneker's use of anaphora/repetition of the word "Sir" as an appeal to authority and his diction. The question about humorists was actually the most difficult for me, since I did it last, and by that time, couldn't think of very good examples.

5/16/2010 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Trent Smith said...

For the synthesis, i chose the two sources that talked about successful use of technological integration and two that talked of techonolgy being a distraction. WIth these 4 i argued that the most important factors in determining integration were maximazation of attentiveness and a hinderance in distractions.

For the rhetorical analysis, I talked about the dramatic tone shifts employed by the multiple juxtaposition of opposing dictions in each paragraph and the authoritative allusions which help with the pathos appeal.

For the argumentative essay, I remembered the Steven Colbert speech at the 2004 presidential dinner. I used The Onion as evidence and also "A Modest Proposal" by Mark Twain to illustrate the need for humorists to reveal the unconventionally shunned issues of society.

5/16/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Maegan Jernigan said...

I thought all of the essays were pretty easy and I feel pretty confident about them. However, I did spend a little too much time on the synthesis essay and kind of had to rush through the other two.

I can't remember which documents I used but I argued against technology in schools because I didn't want to deal with trying to balance pros and cons. I also threw in a lot of Postman and Fahrenheit 451, so I think that helped a lot.

For the literary devices prompt I mentioned irony, allusion, personification, appeal to pity, and metaphors if I remember correctly and didn't really have much trouble supporting his argument against slavery with his language. The comedy one was a little difficult to write a lot about so mine was kind of short but I talked about the same stuff as everybody else--The Onion, SNL, Colbert, etc. Overall, I think it went pretty well.

5/16/2010 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Allika Williams said...

Once I calmed down a bit, I realized that the essay portion of the exam was not worth a five-alarm panic attack. I had studied well for the AP exam, and once I collected my thoughts, I knew that it was not the definition of the term "chiasma" I had learned five minutes before the AP that helped me the most on the exam. I found that just coming to Mr. Correa's class A-days was pretty beneficial to my exam taking skills. On the first essay,I used sources A, C, and F to support my claim that technology is changing the way human beings function mentally by deteriorating their social interaction skills. I also used parts of my Postman essay. I used my knowledge of history and allusions on the second essay, and Colbert's satire on the third essay.

5/16/2010 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Maryssa said...

I felt that these questions were ridiculously easy when compared to some of the ones we did in class.

My synthesis essay was a lot like Michelle's in that I was ready to write on a completely different topic. I ended up arguing that the most important factor is moderation and somehow teaching kids to filter information for themselves. I used the two sources that talked about the detrimental effects of technology and the cartoon. I tried to limit my talk of Postman because I couldn't remember if we were supposed to use other sources or not.

I killed that analysis question. It was the first one I did and I'm pretty confident that I did it well. I killed it so well that I put it in the back of my mind and I honestly don't remember the prompt.

The last one took me forever because, for whatever reason, I could not think of any humorists of the top of my head. I finally ended up talking about (like everyone else) Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, and The Onion. I also talked about The Boondocks for the majority of my essay, since it's friggin awesome.

Maryssa

5/16/2010 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sheldon Otterman said...

Considering that I was expecting an essay where we were to analyze a letter from the 1400s (or something like that), I thought the prompts were surprisingly easy.

For some reason though, I had trouble with the synthesis question. I don't exactly remember the specific factors upon which I based my essay, but I do remember that they were centered around the idea that schools should consider long-term consequences of technology and that they should consider the extent to which they use technology.

For the second one, I wrote about how the author (Banneker?) used analogies and an appeal to Jefferson's ethics to argue against slavery.

For the third essay, I believe my response can be described in seven words: "Modest Proposal;" "Two-and-a-Half Men."

5/17/2010 05:45:00 AM  
Blogger Evan Ott said...

^ Sheldon Otterman = Evan Ott (that's what I get for using an old account, I guess)

5/17/2010 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Asia Wright said...

I felt that I did pretty well. I selected my evidence based on the selections that had the most proof for my argument.
Sources C-F were the basis of my essay but I don't remember which ones I used.
My main assertion was the possible effects of more technological use on children.

5/17/2010 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Karen Carrasco said...

It wasn't bad. It helped having practice exam's and going over the style. I thought the prompts were a lot easier than the one's we've had to do in class. For the synthesis essay I wrote the most and was able to support my essay adequately. I used 4 documents.

5/17/2010 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Sameena Thomas said...

The free response wasn't that bad. I did the synthesis first, the the document-based question second, and the argument question last. For the synthesis, I used logical fallices and diction to explain how his argument was effective. For the document-based question, I used evidence that reinforced the decisions I thought needed to be considered for the question. For the argument I agreed with the assertion and used evidence from my life to support his assertion.

5/17/2010 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Taliah Royal said...

I think I did pretty well...I hope.. I know I did really well on the Synthesis portion. I made sure to give atleast 3 sources and I made sure it was organized. I used evidence and gave examples to support. On question two, I didn't name Pathos or Logos, but I pointed out what he was doing in the essay, like using logic and Biblical and historical allusions. I had to think a little bit aboout the last question. But I think I got in some pretty good points. I based it on the use of satire and how not all humorists are aware and use satire. Some simply entertain.

5/17/2010 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Katelyn Absalom said...

I thought the questions weren't that hard and the practice and discussions we had in class definitely helped.

In the synthesis essay, I argued that implementing technology into schools too much could take away from the real-life experiences students would get in school.

5/17/2010 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Brittney L said...

The free response wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.For the document based I used a little bit of what I learned from Postman.For the synthesis I used thing like appeal to authority and comparisons.

5/17/2010 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Laci Kettavong said...

The synthesis essay was easy beyond belief, not to sound pompous, and writing about technology use wasn't hard at all. "Simplify, simply." - Thoreau. I also quoted Faulkner's Nobel acceptance speech, referring to what matters and what will not with progress and innovation. "Matters of the heart." Analyzing the second essay wasn't difficult, Banneker's writing was kind of interesting. Writing about humorists was fun, but I only used the Onion and Swift's Modest Proposal, while people were throwing out all of these other great examples. I also didn't write or cross out any Kanye quotes, so maybe I'll win points for that? Not.

5/17/2010 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

The free response questions were easier than I expected them to be. The evidence for the synthesis was basically laid out for you. For my argument I was against overuse of technology in schools and used sources F, E, and C to defend my assertion. It was relatively easy to refer to outside sources, Postman for example. The essay concerning how the author used rhetorical devices was more straightforward compared to the last one, which talked about comedians and their place in society, how they help discuss the difficult topics. I knew of some examples, but didn't know enough about them to back up my point.

5/17/2010 07:27:00 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

All the prompts were really interesting so it made it easy for me to get into writing about them. I really wanted to use all the documents given for the synthesis but i decided I would just use four, because I thought it was necessary to comment on the cartoon.
My introduction began with something like school should prepare a student for life and if technology hindered that process then it shouldn't be used and technology should not replace the wonders of everyday life.
Points: technology can depreciate a students ability to develop social skills, to rely on their own potential and wisdom rather than on technology, and it makes a student limited to the things he can do without technology. There was a concession somewhere in there.

5/17/2010 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Gerardo Padierna said...

The free response questions were all pretty straight forward.The argument essay was really enticing to me. For the synthesis question I believe used documents E,D,C, and A. I argued that schools should consider the amount of exposure that students should have to technologies and the effects of said exposure. The rhetorical analysis question was also very straight forward.All of those practice tests were really helpful.

5/17/2010 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

I felt I was prepared for the free-response because of the practice exams we did. I used sources C, E, and F mostly because they supported my argument. I argued that the critics' concerns were right and included some factors schools should consider.
For the letter to Jefferson, I analyzed how the use of scholarly language and diction, tone, and analogy equalizes the two men in Banneker's argument against slavery.
In the essay about humorists' role in society, I defended that assertion and included examples like political cartoons and related how people effectively receive humor.

5/17/2010 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Ward Weber said...

The DBQ was easy for me because of all the ones we had done in class. Just knowing the format made a huge difference. On top of that the book me read by postman last summer really paid off. I wrote about how technology is good for some purposes but to turn to an all technology class textbook and class will prove to hurt our country. Student will no longer have to research or read through books but search their text books and find the vocab words. This will hurt are America. The satire piece was also easy, it turns out Kolter paid off with all the satire an Onion pieces we read.

5/17/2010 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous James Ramsey said...

I feel that I sufficiently answered all of the free response questions, but I regret not having more evidence to use in the assertion prompt. The rhetoric question looked very intimidating at first, but once I actually started writing it, it was pretty straightforward. I feel that the synthesis question was the hardest question to form an assertion on because the question asked us to explain factors that should be considered as opposed to only our position on the issue of technology in schools.

5/17/2010 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Lamar said...

I thought the free response questions were fairly easy, and I felt confident in my essays(watch my score bite me in the arse for saying that). The first one was frustrating because I kept changing my mind and had to cross out sentences so that I wouldn't contradict myself. But I think I made some good points, and could back them up. The second was cool, because I found three really obvious devices I could use to make that cute little five paragraph thing. The third was fun. I talked about South Park and that Danish cartoonist who was almost killed for drawing Muhammad. I finished before time ended (and felt awesome...but that could also mean I overlooked stuff and did terrible). But I think I knew what I was talking about, and it was pretty chill.

5/17/2010 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn H said...

The exam was easier then I thought it was going to be. The document based question was easy to discuss and relate to. I used 4 documents; B, C, E, and F I believe. The synthesis prompt was harder because I couldn't seem to find many devices. The last one I agreed with. The practice and discussion in class definately helped me write my essays.

5/17/2010 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Adelio said...

I was surprised at how easily postman could be used to answer the synthesis question. Thank you Mr. Correa. I used it some but consisted my sysnthesis mostly of the sources. If I can remember correctly I used source B, C, E, and F. I believe most people used some of these. It was certainly easier than I thought it would be. I believe the second question was an analysis of the rhetorical strategies used by a former slave in a letter directed to Thomas Jefferson. I said something along the lines of the use of rebuttal and an accusive tone. I can't remember what the third prompt was but all in all I believe I did well.

5/17/2010 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Sofia Weir said...

I expected the FR Section to be a lot more difficult than it was. I was satisfied with my answers to all three, but most of all the Synthesis question- which was a huge surprise. I really enjoyed writing the third question (the satire one), and I tried my best not to use Thoreau, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, because I was fairly sure that everyone else would use them. Instead I used examples from Self Reliance where Emerson discusses each person's involvement in society. It applied well.

5/18/2010 06:46:00 PM  
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Anonymous Jasonqqji said...

The free response wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.For the document based I used a little bit of what I learned from Postman.For the synthesis I used thing like appeal to authority and comparisons.

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