AP Central AP English Language and Composition Free Response Questions

Special Focus Materials: Using Sources

Non-traditional Search Strategies


Syllabi

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/jams/courses/upload/jams361-allen.pdf

http://webbox.lafayette.edu/~alexya/syllabi/romance%20syllabus.pdf

http://anthropology.cofc.edu/documents/nichols-syllabus-anth340

http://wws.princeton.edu/grad/course_offerings/spring-2012/syllabi/WWS-528c.pdf



Text Units, Table of Contents, and Bibliographies





Use Wikipedia and other encyclopedias: Not as a Source, but for Its Sources/References


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Buck

http://grammar.about.com/od/classicessays/a/fortermywood08.htm

Find other versions of your text


http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/81/guns?act=1#play

Browse collections of good thinkers



YouTube Playlist "Research Paper Inspiration" with some videos that might give you ideas

'The Edge' is a site that asks annual questions of today's great living thinkers. Check out this year's:
"WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?" (applies to many readings)


Some 'Radiolab' episodes (just listen to a lot, is my recommendation-- I find connections relevant to readings all of the time)
"Who Am I?"
"The Bad Show"
"Words"
"Choice"
"Race"

'Lapham's Quarterly: A Magazine of History and Ideas'. This is essentially a magazine of synthesis topics. Topics include: Food, Lines of Work, Celebrity, The City, Sports and Games, Arts & Letters, Religion, Medicine, Travel, Crimes & Punishments, Eros, Ways of Learning, Book of Nature, About Money, States of War. (relevant to all!)

Grantland.com, an ESPN site of writing about sports (Gladwell, Wallace, others)

often the author of your "starter" reading will have more information: Atul Gawande's links

Times Topics:
Malcolm X
Stephen Jay Gould
E. M. Forster

or maybe what you're looking for is in a blog! Here are 'The New York Times' blogs, arranged by topic.