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Week 5.1. AP Vocabulary Focus . Bi-weekly quiz Matching 11 new words per quiz plus a few that you already know On Tuesdays Daily grade Quiz dates on calendar 5 quizzes between now and AP test . Voc List . Organized by Words you already know Words to learn

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ap vocabulary focus
AP Vocabulary Focus
  • Bi-weekly quiz
  • Matching
  • 11 new words per quiz plus a few that you already know
  • On Tuesdays
  • Daily grade
  • Quiz dates on calendar
  • 5 quizzes between now and AP test
voc list
Voc List
  • Organized by
    • Words you already know
    • Words to learn
  • Alphabetized master list on website
  • Quiz 1: New Words 1-11
  • Quiz 2: New Words 12-22
  • Quiz 3: New Words 23-33
  • Quiz 4: New Words 34-44
  • Quiz 5: New Words 45-55
  • Each quiz will also include 4-5 words you already know
tuesday voc
Tuesday Voc

1. Absolute - A word free from limitations or qualifications (“best,” “all”)

  • Ex: MHS is the best high school ever.
  • Ex: All girls are bad drivers.

2. Ad hominem argument - An argument attacking an individual’s character rather than his or her position on an issue

taks essays
TAKS Essays
  • Mostly 3s and 4s
  • 3s needed:
    • More specific details: names, places, people
    • Describe smaller events, narrate them, rather than simply praising a big event
    • Ex: In addition to saying camp was great and life changing, choose one event at camp to narrate in details
    • Also, narrate your thoughts and feelings as they happen in the story
taks essay
TAKS Essay
  • Example of a 4 in response to same prompt
    • How one event can change a person’s life in a positive way
  • Rubric
    • Focus and Coherence
    • Organization
    • Development of ideas
    • Voice
    • Conventions
  • What did it do well?
12 words
12 Words
  • Academic language
  • Words you’ll see on TAKS, AP, SAT etc
  • What do they really mean?
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With your partner, write down the list of words and create a simple, student friendly definition for each word.

  • Trace
  • Analyze
  • Infer
  • Evaluate
  • Formulate
  • Describe
  • Support
  • Explain
  • Summarize
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Predict
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