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AP Language and Composition Jeopardy Review

A short review game for the days before the exam

Joseph Kautzer

on 6 May 2014

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Transcript of AP Language and Composition Jeopardy Review

AP Terms
The following is an example of...
the repetition of consonant sounds
The following video demonstrates which rhetorical (and poetic) device?
The following phrases are examples of what rhetorical device?
ie, It is ________ if a fire station burns down.

ie, It is _______ that people thought World War 1 would be "the war to end all wars."

ie, The bullet proof window that was designed to save the president almost caused his death by ricocheting a bullet at him.
an unexpected twist in the outcome of a series of events.
The following video is an example of which rhetorical device?

ie, Weird Al Yankovic has made a career out of __________ popular music songs/videos.
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
The following is a definition of which rhetorical device?

"Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally."
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
"Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally."
The most important thing in all academic writing is to be sure you have a clear __________ statement.
... a clear THESIS statement.
Daily Double!!
... you can wager up to
double your current point total!
Subject-Verb Agreement
In your group, write a sentence WITH AN ERROR in sentence-verb agreement.

In other words, write a sentence where the subject and verb are in disagreement
Time limit: 2 minutes
ie, A car and bike IS/ARE my favorite modes of transportation.

ie, Sometimes a person does not know what their best interests are.
Subject Verb Agreement
Which of the following apply to TOPIC SENTENCES? (more than one answer might apply)
a) they are usually the first sentence of body paragraphs
b) they should connect the paragraph to the thesis
c) they are important parts of the introduction and conclusion paragraphs
d) they should state a claim
e) they should state the main argument of the essay
a) they are usually the first sentence of body paragraphs

b) they should connect the paragraph to the thesis

d) they should state a claim
Name two important ways that writing can be recognized as being "organized?" That is, what are two hallmarks of well-organized writing?
Acceptable Answers:
- by indenting all paragraphs
- by having a clear thesis supported by body paragraphs
- by using strong topic sentences
- by having a clear introduction, body, and conclusion
Argumentative Paragraphs
"All effective body paragraphs must have a _______________, they must have _____________, and then _________________."

What are these 3 parts of effective body paragraphs?
All effective body paragraphs must have a CLAIM, they must have EVIDENCE, and then ANALYSIS.
The following video uses which of the three rhetorical appeals? Name it, and state what it appeals to.
Pathos: the rhetorical appeal to the audience's emotions, values, and beliefs.
Daily Double!!

Wager up to your total amount of money. Set your wager now. Time--15 seconds
Persuasive Reasoning
Together with your group, write your strongest reason in favor of, and against, school uniforms.

Mr. K will be the judge deciding which answers are strongest.
Time Limit: 4 minutes
Topic Sentences
The topic sentence is missing for the following paragraph. Write your own:
___________________________________________________ Actually, they are easy to distinguish. Snack food refers to any food which is eaten between the three primary meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Snack food can be any kind of food, such as leftovers, fruit, candy, and a sandwich. Junk food refers to any food which is not nutritious and may actually be bad for us, such as candy, deep-fried meat, and doughnuts. Finally, the term fast food is used for foods cooked at fast-food restaurants. Some fast food is also junk food, as it contains too much salt and oil. In short, when you want some snack food, don’t eat junk food or fast food!
Possible Answer:
Many people think it is difficult to tell the difference between snacks and meals.
Political Cartoon
Study the cartoon below and write down the argument you think it's making about the NFL and concussions. Write your sentence as a concise claim.
NFL and Concussions
Possible Answers:

** any successful answer needs to mention something about the health of NFL players and the money the league makes.**

- NFL officials are more concerned with money than the health of the players.

- Brain damage in players is a small price to pay for high league profits and ratings.
AP Terminology
Final Jeopardy
Make Your Wager
You can wager up to the current amount your team has, but you risk losing whatever you wager if your answer is incorrect (1 min for wager).

Final Topic:
AP Essay Writing
Final Jeopardy Task:
From talk radio to television shows, from popular magazines to Web blogs, ordinary citizens, political figures, and entertainers express their opinions on a wide range of topics. Are these opinions worthwhile? Does the expression of such opinions foster democratic values?

Organize an essay outline in which you take a position on the value of such public statements of opinion, supporting your views with appropriate evidence.
Your group's task is to OUTLINE an essay response to the following prompt from a 2006 AP Language exam.

Your response needs to include:
I. thesis statement
II. three supporting topic sentences
III. one supporting detail for each topic sentence
Answer Requirements:
Thesis statement:
- must be a claim about the value of those public statements.
- it should say something about how they are/aren't worthwhile, or how they do/don't "foster democratic values."
Topic Sentences:
- must be supporting claims related to the thesis statement.

Supporting Details:
- each supporting detail should be an example, fact, or personal anecdote that supports its topic sentence, and ultimately in support of the thesis.
Write a short rhetorical analysis of the following film clip. Put it in the context of the larger film, Food Inc., and include the following:

- what is the thesis of this clip?
- what rhetorical appeal does it use most often?
-- give two specific examples of that rhetorical appeal from the clip.
Bonus Round
Answers must include:

- thesis statement that is a debatable claim
- one of the rhetorical appeals along with two examples that connect the clip to that appeal.
A reference to the Bible or Greek Mythology within a text is an example of which rhetorical device ?
You can wager up to the amount of money
your team currently has, but you risk losing
it if you're incorrect. (30 seconds to wager)
Rhetorical Analysis
All Play Question: 500pts
Without using any notes, your group must write out what the acronym
stands for.
2 minutes [500pts]
Be sure to use these concepts when writing
all of your essays, but especially the
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