Welcome to Mr. Roughton's English Class



         You will be taking your AP English Language and Composition test at 2:00 this afternoon! Go into this with a positive attitude - YOU CAN DO THIS! Just remember to relax before the test and don't let anxiety take control. Remember that you are in charge and you are prepared - you can do anything you set your minds to doing, and you can do it well. The faculty and staff at West Port High School believe in you or they wouldn't have put you in this class! YOU'VE GOT THIS!

         Some pointers - make sure you are reading the prompt and answering it! Remember that your thesis should state the author's strategies and how those strategies help the author achieve his or her purpose. Example: Jones uses repetition, pedantic diction, and sophisticated syntax to appeal to her audience's common sense in order to convince them that tax hikes should be repealed. This thesis states the strategies used, the appeal that those strategies address, and how those strategies/appeals achieve the author's purpose. Develop that with examples from the text and explanations how the examples achieve their purpose, and you will pass this test with flying colors. Also use the advice the online AP teachers have given you on developing your line of reasoning. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

         The exams will be secure. We’re using a variety of digital security tools, including plagiarism detection software.


     Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

    For some reason, my google codes have been changed - I don't know why - so please use the following codes to access Google classroom. 



    1st period

    AP English Language

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    2nd period 

    AP English Language

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    3rd period 

    AP English Language

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    4th period

    English III Honors

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    5th period

    AP English Language

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    6th period

    AP English Language

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  • Dear Students,

    I am forwarding this e-mail to all my studenta to insure that you take the necessary steps to prepare to take your test On May 20th at 2PM. We've outlined steps you should take to ensure you  are prepared to test.


    Share the 2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.37 MB) and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will help you walk your students through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.

    Encourage your students to practice with the exam demoYou and your students now have access to an exam demo. Students should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11.

    Share the required and recommended resource list with your students. Make sure your students know what resources they can use during their exams and how they can access them.

    Two Days Before Each Exam

    Confirm that registered students have located their e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

    Remind your students to complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.

    On Exam Day

    Remind students to click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure your students know their local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

    Ensure your students know what to do if something goes wrong. If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.

    Additional Information

    This week, Online AP Classes and Review Sessions will focus on the exam day experience and review new sample questions for all nonportfolio courses. These sample questions are available on each subject's course page.

    If you have additional questions, please check our in-depth FAQ page for educators. We have developed, and are regularly updating, this comprehensive list of answers to questions we're hearing from students and educators. Other resources are available on cb.org/ap2020.

    During this unprecedented time, we're grateful for your continued support and commitment to your students' success.


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