Summer Homework Assignments for AP English Lit
Welcome to A. P. English Literature & Composition! In order to better prepare for the class, you are to complete the following assignment during the summer break. This assignment is DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER; no late assignments will be accepted.
Be sure to email me over the summer if you have any questions or concerns about the assignment (or the class itself). My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is my policy regarding Academic honesty / plagiarism: All work submitted by students must be their own original work. When quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, or in any way including any ideas that are not your own (i.e., coming from any writer other than you), you must properly cite the source of information. This is called in-text citation. Failure to properly cite information sources is academically dishonest and constitutes plagiarism, and should be avoided. See The Owl https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ for more details regarding in-text citation procedures.
Any violation of this policy (i.e., any instance of plagiarism) will result in a score ofzero points for the assignment (which will negatively impact students’ grades) and/or a teacher-parent conference.
Here's your assignment:
- Download PDF versions of these plays by the classic Greek playwright Sophocles: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone on Mr. Pineda’s web page (http://www.lahigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?type=u&uREC_ID=52788&pREC_ID=895991)
- You can also find copies of the book, or other versions of the plays, at your local public library, or, for a very low cost, you can purchase a copy at most used book stores, or online. The advantage to owning the books is you can annotate the text directly.
There will be a writing assignment on the plays the first day of class. Also during the first week, there will be a Socratic seminar and your first formal essay will be assigned.