APLC Docs & Resources of Interest

5/16/2018 Post-exam Note:

“Do not create or spread ANY information about the exam questions (MC or essay) on social media of any kind, or talk about them to each other or anyone else. You will have agreed not to talk about the MC questions at any time, and not to talk about the essay questions unless they are the ones that are posted online 48 hours after the end of the exam date.

Universities need to trust that the exam is as secure and fair as possible. If they don’t, they will stop granting credit. In addition, the College Board can — and does — cancel scores of individuals or of entire schools when they find an integrity breach.

The College Board actively monitors social media and contacts the owners of accounts (or in some cases, their schools) when they spot something that gives away information that is meant to be kept secure. Even something seemingly innocent could put your scores, and the scores of others, at risk, and damage the integrity of the exam for future students.

If you’re curious, ask me how much work the creation of any single exam paper represents and you’ll understand why I feel very strongly about maintaining the value of the exam to students and schools!”


Commencement Addresses of Note for Rhetorical Analysis

College Board Links to in-Class Essays
(NOTE: not all of the essays we have covered in class are available publicly to students. Some links cannot be shared by teachers You may find these from other teachers online, but per College Board policy, I will not link to or publish those.)

FRQ1 (Synthesis):

FRQ2 (Rhetorical Analysis):

  • JFK Steel Speech (2012 — public link unavailable)
    • Scoring Guide, Student Samples
  • Caesar Chavez magazine article regarding nonviolent strategies for the farm workers’ movement (on the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) (2015 — public link unavailable)
    • Scoring Guide, Student Samples
  • Former British PM Margaret Thatcher’s eulogy of U.S. President Ronald Reagan (2016 — public link unavailable)
    • Scoring Guide, Student Samples

FRQ3 (Argument):

Major In-Class Handouts & PPTs

Workbooks of Rhetorical Concepts and Exercises

Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward P. J. Corbett and Robert Connors
Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students by Sharon Crowley and Debra Hawhee
Composition in the Classical Tradition by Frank J. D’Angelo
The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph; edited by Marguerite McGlinn
Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers by Brendan McGuigan;
edited by Douglas Grudzina and Paul Moliken

Textbooks for Argumentative Writing
“They Say/I Say”: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, with Readings by Gerald Graff,
Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst
Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing by Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander,
Kevin Cannon, and Zander Cannon
Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings by John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, and June Johnson

Argumentation Theory and Practice
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi; illustrations by Alejandro Giraldo
A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking by David R. Morrow and
Anthony Weston
Elements of Argument: A Text and Reader by Annette T. Rottenberg
A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett Student Handbooks) by Anthony Weston

Rhetorical Theory and History
The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present edited by Patricia
Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg
Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the
Information Age edited by Theresa Jarnagin Enos
The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction by James A. Herrick
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory by Gerald A. Hauser
Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, Thomas O. Sloane, editor in chief

ArgueLab, www.ArgueLab.com, is the official web companion to Thank You for Arguing, which has videos, quizzes, and updates from the author. Teachers can share their activities and lesson plans with each other.

American Rhetoric, www.americanrhetoric.com, is an extensive bank of speeches useful for example and analysis.

Silva Rhetoricae, rhetoric.byu.edu, and Literary Devices, literarydevices.net, are extensive lists of rhetorical terms’ explanations and examples.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl, has many resources, from rhetoric to research, to assist writers and teachers.

Your Logical Fallacy Is, yourlogicalfallacyis.com, allows you to digitally tell people what fallacy they just used. Nineteen languages available.

Existential Comics has two short and enjoyable “Adventures of Fallacy Man,”
existentialcomics.com/comic/9  and existentialcomics.com/comic/21.