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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?


Week 5 1

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