AP Classes: Summer Requirements
Courses with summer assignments are listed below. Please review this information carefully and plan ahead to meet deadlines.
AP ENGLISH LITERATURE - Mrs. Tuck
Students are required to read these two books and complete the three assignments below:
Writing assignment on Frankenstein due by July 16 via OnCampus
(no extensions, no exceptions): Write a 720-1200 word paper showing a careful reading of Frankenstein.
The paper will address the following prompt:
In literary works, cruelty often functions as a crucial motivation or a major social or political factor. Consider how acts of cruelty are important to a theme in Frankenstein. Then write a well-developed essay analyzing how cruelty functions in the work as a whole and what the cruelty reveals about the perpetrator and/or a victim. MLA format, please.
Summary cards for How to Read Literature Like a Professor due on the first day of class.
First read and annotate the book. Underline / respond to important ideas and take notes in the margin. After reading the book, make a summary card for each of the 26 main chapters. You do not need to make review cards for the Interludes or the Test Case chapter; however, you should read and annotate those sections. Review cards must be on 5x8 index cards and you must fill the front and at least half the back of the card. Put your name, the chapter number and title on the top of the lined side of the card. We will use these all year with every work we read, so work carefully and it will pay off later.
AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
- Mr. Knebel
Students planning to enroll or stay enrolled in Mr. Knebel's AP Composition class must read the unabridged (or grown-up) versions of the following three books:
- Peter Pan (sometimes published as Peter and Wendy) by James Barrie
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Students will be required to handwrite (not type) 10 passages from each book. The passages should be at least 100 words long apiece and continuous. Students will select their own passages based on a particular fondness or based on some other personal resonance. The two books by Carroll count as one book for this purpose. So for clarity, 10 Peter passages and 10 Alice passages for a total of 2,000+ words.
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
AP MUSIC THEORY - Ms. Burton
Please complete the tutorials and practice exercises in the “Reading Music” unit on www.teoria.com/en/tutorials
website prior to the first day of class.
AP STUDIO ART 2-D - Ms. Thompson
Please read the detailed description of your assignments here
. Due date: on or before August 17.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. AP STUDIO ART 3-D - Ms. Thompson
Please read the detailed description of your assignments here. Due date: on or before August 17.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
AP US HISTORY - Dr. Wakefield
Students are required to read Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen, New York: The New Press, 2005. ISBN: 1-56584-100-X
Please prepare the required writing due the first day of class:
AP WORLD HISTORY - Mr. Button and Dr. Nealis
At least one FULL page of notes for each chapter in the book. These notes should be single-spaced, typed in 12pt Times New Roman font. The notes should be in bullet point format and should include page numbers where information was obtained, where quotes were found, etc.
Each chapter also should have roughly eight (8) sentences of accompanying annotation that synthesizes the notes. In essence, these paragraphs should be summaries of each chapter, its major arguments, major themes, and an overview of the examples the author used to make his points. These paragraphs should be single-spaced, typed in 12pt Times New Roman font.
Examples/directions can be found in OnCampus.
Read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
The following work is due on the first day of class:
Select and read six (6) Francophones newspapers articles from the newspapers below. For each article, copy and paste the link to the article in your document, then write a summary of approximately 200 words per article in which you compare and contrast the event in the article with what is going on in the United States. These comparisons will be graded and counted as an assessment grade.
AP SPANISH - Mrs. Rhem
Begin by printing out or copying the material on Google Drive and then fill it out. Please place the two audio files in google docs and share with Mrs. Rhem. Please name the files according to the directions in the introductory letter. You must turn in your work on the first day of class. This is worth a test grade. ALL WORK MUST BE YOUR OWN. DO NOT USE ONLINE TRANSLATORS!
Email Mrs. Rhem at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions concerning the packet.
AB CALCULUS - Mr. Greene
Students must complete these worksheets
—print the sheets and put your answers on the paper, which you will return to Mr. Greene by Monday, August 13.
Students may drop their work off at school, mail it, or scan and email it to Mr. Greene at email@example.com
AP STATISTICS - Dr. Jamison
Be sure to arrive at school with a TI-84+ calculator.
AP BIOLOGY - Dr. Knebel
Please click here for details
of Dr. Knebel’s work assignments, due dates and expectations.
AP CHEMISTRY - Mr. Hanning
Mr. Hanning’s assignment may be accessed here
. During June and July, relax and have fun! Do not begin this assignment before August 1; it is intended as a warm-up for the year. The assignment should not take long to complete and is due Monday, August 13
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Mr. Barton
AP PHYSICS - Dr. Pollock
Brief reflection/reaction to each piece, totaling one page of writing. Your work must be turned in, via OnCampus, on August 1.
Please read this letter
from Dr. Pollock with details about and links to your summer assignments.