AP English 12
Summer Reading 2012-2013
AP English 12 Works to be used:
Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Use only a traditional version of this play; do not use a “modern” version of the play
Pilgrim’s Progress Book One by Bunyan. Use only the traditional text for this book, not a “modern” version. Make notes on this book, since you will be responsible for this work later in your senior year. Please note that you are using only Book One.
After reading the assigned works, show how the rhetoric used by characters reflects each character’s attitude toward another character(s) in the work.
Use no more than the rhetoric of 2 characters from each work.
- Use documentation to support your statements. Be careful to avoid plagiarism. Remember to document paraphrases. If you had AP 11 English last year, use FOOTNOTES as shown in A Manual for Writers. If you did not have AP 11 English, use in-text MLA documentation.
- Your paper must be no less than 5 full pages. A paper of 7 or more pages is too long and will not be accepted. Your paper should follow all Departmental Manuscript Requirements for the preparation of papers.
- There should be a Works Cited Page (use appropriate format as indicated in the style manual you are using).
- Come to one of the “study sessions” during the Summer. Specific dates and times will be given when the calendar for the Summer is approved.
Please attach the Grading Rubric on the back of this sheet to your paper.
Grading Rubric6+ format 2012-2013
This assignment is a 200-point grade, with the points being distributed as indicated below:
____/25 points to include
◊Correct use of appropriate documentation in appropriate form
◊Seamless insertion of documented materials so as not to detract from readability, including the use of documented paraphrases
◊Good use of documented research to support the paper
see Grading Rubric in the Syllabus
_____/ 125 points to include
◊paper is clear & focused; holds reader’s attention
◊organization enhances and showcases the central theme, is compelling, & moves the reader through the text
◊presented in a voice and tone appropriate to the audience, engages the craft of writing to respect the purpose for writing
◊proper use of unity, coherence, and emphasis once the thesis has been presented
◊words convey the intended message, are powerful and engaging; good use of transitions and other organizational elements
◊sentences underscore & enhance the meaning of the paper; appropriate vocabulary for a formal theme, good syntax, appropriate attention to the rhetorical situation
◊writer adheres to standard writing conventions, including grammatical accuracy based on the Harbrace text assigned for class
__ x 1= -__ ___x 5=-____
◊writer uses conventions to enhance readability
◊paragraphing reinforces sound
◊This sheet must be attached to the paper when submitted. Failure to do so will result in a 25-point deduction
Summer Assignments Documents