:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

Pre-AP High School English for Experienced Pre-AP Teachers

Institute Code AP14010
June 23 - 26, 2014, 8AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center
Registration for this institute is now closed.

This course will include multi-modal literacy including analysis, comparison/contrast, argument and synthesis. Activities include the use of graphic organizers to help teach rhetorical devices, modes, documentation, and citation. Participants will review the free-response questions, rubrics, and sample essays from the 2014 English Language Exam reading.


  • Review rhetorical devices and modes
  • Identify the skills and vocabulary necessary for a vertical team in AP English Language and Composition
  • Develop activities to help students with analysis, persuasion, and synthesis

Participants should bring

  • A journal for writing
  • A favorite photo for analysis
  • A lesson or activity to share for best practices

Reading requirements
Note: I will contact publishers to give complementary copies of books to all participants of this class. Selected readings will be assigned from these books.

Lead Consultant: Eva Arce

Eva Arce teaches AP English Language and Composition as well as Academic Junior English at James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas. As a consultant in English for the College Board, she has served on several committees, including the AP English Language and Composition Test Development Committee, the SAT Critical Reading Committee, and the AP Review of English Standards Commission. In 2011 as a member of the Project Based Assessment Committee for the College Board, she co-wrote assessments which are being piloted for future AP English Language Exams. She has been a reader for the national AP English Language Exam since 1997 and has served as a Question Leader. Always innovative, Mrs. Arce, along with four of her national colleagues, developed a curriculum module The Rhetoric of Monuments which was published in June 2013 and can be seen on AP Central. Recently, she wrote on-line projects (ONBoard and ScoreBoard) for McGraw Hill Publishing. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2001. In 2002, she received her National Board Certification. Mrs. Arce has a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in English and French as well as a Master’s Degree with a major in English from Texas A&M University, Kingsville.

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