This weekend, please finish reading David Foster Wallace's commencement speech titled "This is Water."
--> Let DFW's tone and ideas pull you along, but please annotate as needed for unfamiliar words and to capture your own first thoughts and responses. DUE Monday 9/11.
Next week, we'll be pulling this speech apart and using AP-level literary terms to analyze what he's doing stylistically in this text.
** REMINDER: the summer reading and journal assignment is due by midnight tonight, 9/8. You can email it to me at email@example.com.
This AP Literature & Composition class is a college-level survey course that requires extensive reading, deep thinking, and high-level analytical writing. You are in this class by choice AND by teacher recommendation.