AP English 12 Literature and Composition

AP English 12 Literature and Composition

Summer 2019 Assignment

All work is to be completed independently. These assignments will be collected the first day of classes and will count as test grades for the first marking period. 

Assignment 1:

Read text:  How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition by Thomas C. Foster

  • In one document, summarize, in bullet point form, the main ideas/lessons of each chapter of Foster’s book (Approximately 5 bullet points per chapter is appropriate).

Assignment 2: 

Assignment 3:

Read novel:  Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Compose three, 1-2 page mini essays in which you relate elements of the novel to three of Foster’s chapters.  In each essay, analyze the novel using the literary techniques you learned from that particular chapter of Foster’s text.  Discuss the application to your novel by using specific textual evidence from both books to support your interpretation. Quotes should be embedded properly and cited according to MLA style. 

Assignment 4:

Read play:  A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

  Follow the same directions for the Ethan Frome assignment.  

**Note: for the above mini-essays, you cannot reuse any of Foster’s chapters. 

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