AP English Language

Maya Inspektor

2014-2015 Application


Please copy and paste this application into an e-mail message and send it to to minspektor@pahomeschoolers.com. Use “AP Lang Application Attached” as your e-mail's subject line. Feel free to increase the size of spreadsheet spaces in your response.


Student Information:

Please fill in all of the following information in the boxes of the spreadsheet.


Student's first name

Student's last name

Gender

Grade (2014-2015)

Birth Date

Snail mail” address

E-mail Address









Parent Information:

Once again, please fill in information for the parent(s) that I should contact in the boxes of the spreadsheet. I will include parents in my weekly e-mails to students, so let me know if you do NOT want to receive these e-mails.


Full name(s) of parents

E-mail address(es)

Phone number(s)

Would you like me to include you in my weekly updates?






What should I know about this student?

Please list notable achievements, including test scores, competition wins, extracurricular activities, etc. List all previous AP courses taken as well as the name of AP teachers if the course was via PA Homeschoolers. You can also let me know if this student faces any particular challenges or time constraints that might impact this course.




















Book List:

Please list your five favorite books that you read recently for an assignment, and your five favorite books that you read for entertainment. It's fine if the lists overlap.


Favorite Books for Assignment

Favorite Books for Entertainment

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Why did you like the top book on your list?




Why did you like the top book on your list?


Argument question:

Please give me a window into your thought processes and current writing style by answering the following past exam essay question. Your response does not need to be the fully developed essay you would write on the exam; a few developed paragraphs are sufficient. Please make sure this response represents entirely your own work. I don't expect anything close to perfection or polish-- I just want to see your mind at work and get a clearer understanding of the skills you bring to my class.

From the 2013 AP Exam:

For centuries, prominent thinkers have pondered the relationship between ownership and the development of self (identity), ultimately asking the question, “What does it mean to own something?”

Plato argues that owning objects is detrimental to a person’s character. Aristotle claims that ownership of tangible goods helps to develop moral character. Twentieth-century philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre proposes that ownership extends beyond objects to include intangible things as well. In Sartre’s view, becoming proficient in some skill and knowing something thoroughly means that we “own” it.

Think about the differing views of ownership. Then write an essay [or a few developed paragraphs] in which you explain your position on the relationship between ownership and sense of self. Use appropriate evidence from your reading, experience, or observations to support your argument.










Writing Sample:

Please cut and paste a 500 word (or less) sample of your recent writing into the box below. This can be fiction, poetry, nonfiction, argumentation, or whatever else you feels best represents you as a writer. You can include part of a longer work.


















Student Statement:

Please describe to me why you're interested in taking this class. What do you hope to gain from it? What is your background as a reader or writer, and why do you think this course is the natural next step in your education? In your response, help me begin to get to know you both as a writer and as a person. (This is not a full-blown application essay-- one or two paragraphs are fine!)



















STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS

I have read the course description in the PA Homeschoolers web site or newsletter, and understand what this course will require from me. I further pledge to participate fully in the course, keeping up with required assignments and deadlines. The work I submit will be solely my own composition. Plagiarism is grounds for dismissal from the course with a failing grade. I understand that I will be issued a certificate of completion, with final grade, after I have taken the AP exam at a public or private school site. The actual AP exam grade will be sent directly from the College Board. Even though I am submitting this electronically, I understand that my signature is still binding.

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