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how to read lit like a professor

AP English 12 Summer Reading Assignment 2017

Summer Reading Assignment:

  1. Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, OR The Road by Cormac McCarthy with a critical eye, annotate, and create a Major Works Data Sheet (See the last page for template).
  2. Expect to write an essay during the first two weeks of school.
  3. Strongly suggested: Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. There are also some very helpful outlines of the book you might consult.  The patterns he outlines in the book will help you analyze your summer reading and the various texts we’ll read throughout the year AND help you assert the significance of your quotes on the MWDS.

Click below for some tips on annotating