Essay Prep & Grading Rubrics

Worksheets, Rubrics, Documents to aid in Essay Prep and Understanding:

 

Three essays comprise 55% of the total score on the AP Language & Composition exam which is taken in May each year. Below are the three types of essays which students will be writing throughout the entire school year:

  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Argument

9-pt Grading Rubric (all essays will be scored on the 9pt scale)

Essay scores will be as follows for Essay following the AP College Board scoring rubric:

2nd – Semester (in alignment with AP)                  1st Semester (as we get our sea legs)

  • 9 . . . . . . . . 100% – 9pt                                                     9 . . . . . . 100% – 9pt
  • 8 . . . . . . . . . 98% – 8.82pt                                               8 . . . . . . 100% – 9pt
  • 7 . . . . . . . . . 95% – 8.55pt                                                7 . . . . . .   95% – 8.55pt
  • 6 . . . . . . . . . 88% – 7.92pt                                               6 . . . . . .   90% – 8.1pt
  • 5  . . . . . . . . . 80% – 7.2pt                                                 5 . . . . . .   85% – 7.65pt
  • 4 . . . . . . . . 75% – 6.75pt                                                  4 . . . . . .   80% – 7.2pt
  • 3 . . . . . . . . . 70% – 6.3pt                                                 3 . . . . . .   70% – 6.3pt
  • 2 . . . . . . . . . 65% – 5.85pt                                                2 . . . . . .   65% – 5.85pt
  • 1. . . . . . . . . 50% – 4.5pt                                                   1 . . . . . .   50% – 4.5pt

~Basic AP Language Essay Scoring Rubric

 

How to Write an Effective Essay:

~How to Write an Effective Introduction

~How to Write an Effective Conclusion

 

ANALYSIS Essays

~Analysis Essay Dos & Don’ts

~Aristotle’s Rhetorical Triangle (use in analysis of every document for an analysis essay)

 

SYNTHESIS Essays

~Synthesis Do’s & Don’t & General Guidelines

~$SEE ITT worksheet

~Current Events Notebook Template

 

ARGUMENT Essays

~Argument Essay General Guidelines

~$SEE ITT worksheet

~Current Events Notebook Template

 

1st Semester — Follow a Columnist information, due dates, points, etc. 

2nd Semester— Follow a Columnist information (different from 1st set)  due dates, points, etc.

 

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