As we prepare for the Q1 Synthesis Essay this is a great chance to continue broadening your exposure to literature and texts that will build your base knowledge. Remember, much of your success on the AP Exam for Language depends not just on your writing ability, but the maturity of your writing. This in turn is influenced by the depth and scope of your understanding of the plethora of topics they could assign for you to respond to on the exam.

We will be conducting in-depth readings of eight different sources (all on a similar theme) and you will be able to conduct a Socratic Seminar on these topics as well as engage with the texts in the form of essays and project.

Our second reading topic is ‘Materialism in American Culture’.

Click here for the reading over ‘Materialism in American Culture’.


You guys did a fantastic job with this seminar. Here are the notes on what you discussed!