2023-2024 Summer Reading for AP Seminar

  • AP Seminar

    Welcome to the first year of AP Seminar at Moody High for 2023-24! I'm looking forward to our adventure! I'm involved in a lot of reading and training for this course right now, and I'm certain this will be a great year! There are a couple of things we need to do to get prepared.

    We're not going to have a summer reading assignment this year. (I'm a life-long reader, so I will let you know I plan to read 6 books I've been saving. I hope you do something similar.)

    I'm getting ready for our course, and I need you to get ready too, okay? So, terminology will be our immediate focus.

     

    Summer Assignment for Year 1 of AP Seminar at Moody High.

    As a college-level advanced class, we should be able to have classroom discussions with literary and rhetorical terms.

    During 2023-24, there will be a series of short quizzes regarding the definitions of these terms. We're also going to learn how to use the terms (that's the most important part), and we're going to need to be able to speak a common language to synthesize information from multiple sources to develop research-driven perspectives. (Deep breath...the list is pretty long, so let's make this manageable.) Here's the assignment:

    For the summer, pick any 25 terms. Do a little research. Create your definitions. Write them, type them, make cards, make lists...whatever works. Study your definitions. Know them. We'll put them into classroom practice when the school year starts.

    • ad hominem fallacy
    • ad populum fallacy
    • allegory
    • alliteration
    • allusion
    • analogy
    • analyze
    • anaphora
    • anecdote
    • antagonist
    • anticlimax
    • antithesis
    • apostrophe (in literature)
    • appeal to authority
    • argumentation
    • aside
    • assimilation
    • begging the question
    • biography
    • cause and effect
    • characterization
    • chronological ordering
    • citations
    • classification as a means of ordering
    • cliché
    • climax
    • colloquial expression
    • comparative
    • conflict
    • connotation
    • deduction (deductive reasoning)
    • denotation
    • dialogue
    • diction
    • digression
    • direct object
    • drama
    • dynamic character
    • eight forms of the verb “to be”
    • eight parts of speech
    • ellipsis
    • empathy
    • ethos
    • euphemism
    • evaluate
    • exigence
    • expository writing
    • false dilemma
    • fiction
    • figurative language
    • foreshadowing
    • genre
    • gerund
    • hyperbole
    • illustrate
    • imagery
    • induction (inductive reasoning)
    • infer
    • infinitive
    • inverted syntax
    • irony
    • juxtaposition
    • logos
    • metaphor
    • monologue
    • mood
    • motif
    • narrator
    • non sequitur
    • nonfiction
    • onomatopoeia
    • oxymoron
    • parable
    • paradox
    • parallelism
    • paraphrase
    • parody
    • participle
    • pathos
    • periodic sentence structure
    • personification
    • persuasion
    • plot
    • point-of-view
    • post hoc fallacy
    • prologue
    • prose
    • protagonist
    • pun
    • redundancy
    • rhetoric
    • rhetorical question
    • rhetorical situation
    • satire
    • setting
    • simile
    • soliloquy
    • static character
    • superlative
    • syllogism
    • symbol
    • syntax
    • textual evidence
    • theme
    • thesis
    • tone
    • topic sentence
    • transition words
    • understatement
    • vernacular