I love reading the 10-page finals my AP kids write. I require them to keep a portfolio of their writing all year. In their final, they must analyze their best and worst essays, revise their worst essay, then reflect on their growth as writers, as readers, as students. Reading what they observe about themselves is rewarding, to say the least.
"My view on life has honestly changed for the better, and I thank you for that, Mrs. Connor. Thank you for making me a better person and especially a better reader."
Day = Made