For today's class, we are going to do something a little bit different. Rather than have you do the writing, Dr. B. is going to show you how she would write an AP exam essay. Your job for today is to watch the process that unfolds as she
1) reads through a prompt,
2) identifies the questions the AP exam writers want to be answered,
3) breaks down the passage, and
4) answers the question.
In the comments section below, comment on anything you notice or find important in Dr. Brigman's technique: how does she break down the question? How does she jump into the writing task? What can you do during Wednesday's exam that will involve the same strategies?
You might also consider Amanda Vickery's advice, "a mind at work." What does Dr. B. do that shows you (and the AP readers) her mind is "at work" while answering the question?