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I would highly recommend this course and Mrs. Walker! Her assignments were interesting and varied, she always answered quickly and graciously, and grading was prompt and helpful.  Her feedback on my writing was a perfect mix of encouragement, corrections, and suggestions. 

Thesis Quickfire Challenge

AP English Language and Composition, Rebekah Follmer

1/24/2018

Thesis Quickfire Challenge

 

One of the most difficult aspects of the writing portion of the exam lies in time constraints. Students receive prompts and must not only formulate a concrete argument but also convey their thoughts with sophistication. I have found that some students jump to facile arguments rather than the complex claims that will earn them higher scores. Thus, throughout the year, I challenge students to respond quickly and articulately to argument prompts in a tournament format I call the "Thesis Quickfire Challenge." Here are the rules:

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