AP Language & Composition

Persuasive Speech/Researched Argument

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Introduce the Project


Fri. Jan. 23

5 articles on the same controversial issue from various acceptable news sources due with MLA-style works cited page (25 pts.)


Group discussion on findings; have Mrs. Grossenbacher approve your topic

Tues. Jan. 27

Topic Sentence Outline due

Group discussion/comparison

Fri. Jan. 30

Prewriting + Draft 1 due  (typed) (10 HW points)


Partner Review


Draft 2 due (typed – ready to share w/peers) (works cited page) (10 HW points)


Cut ‘n Paste Revision Strategy

Fri. Feb. 20

Draft 3 due (typed – ready to share w/peers) (works cited page) (15 HW points)


Peer Editing

Wed. Feb. 25

Final draft Persuasive Essay with original title with 3 drafts + works cited page due (50 essay points) (2 pocket folder: left side outline + rough drafts; right side final draft


Scored to AP Writing Rubric

Mon. Mar. 2

Provide 3 – 5 minute persuasive speech to the class based on researched argument (Sign up now!) (75 Tests/Projects Points)

Scored to Speech Rubric

Tues.– Thurs. Mar. 3-5

If a handout is available online (e.g., a newspaper article) I might include the appropriate link to the information students need on this page.