Summer Bridge Agenda

    • Dedication/expectation as an AP student

    All-in, Do your best, Be engaged, Ask for support, Self-advocating

    • Time management

    Planner, Budgeting time, Procrastination 

    • Test taking

    Time management within the test (metacognitive testing)

    Essays (40 minutes – read, annotate, plan, write, revise)

    Question stems, Question analysis

    Studying (repetition, engagement, Quizlet, Cornell, making connections, questioning)

    • Academic integrity

    Plagiarism (Trump/Obama video)


    Grade vs. Learning

    • Emotional well-being: stress/nutrition

    Sleep, Stress, Health, Balance

    • Universal study habits/Note taking

    prompt sample – Alexander: Fractured Identity

    • Active Reading
    • Annotation

    Curve of Forgetting

    • Cornell (multi-step process)
    • Questioning

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair

    Historical Background

    • Chicago stockyards 1900’s
    • Industrialization
    • Immigrant experience
    • Roots of labor unions
    • Capitalism v. Socialism v. Communism


    • Individual v. society
    • The disadvantages of a capitalistic society

    Literary Elements

    • naïf character (Jurgis) - starts naive, then blinders are removed
    • In media res = in the middle (because that's where the novel begins
    • muckraking - "the action of searching out and publicizing scandalous information about famous people in an underhanded way"



AP Lang Books

Obama/Trump Plagiarism



Why we need to rethink capitalism

Arrive at Ellis Island

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

Last Modified on July 21, 2016