To All Former AP Lang Students – The Best Homework Assignment of the Year: Super Bowl Commercials!

It is that time again for one of my favorite assignments of all time: dissecting Super Bowl ads.

If you are a former student of mine or just want to play along, I want to ask you to relay to me either through a comment on the blog or via Facebook what the best and worst ads were. We are covering them in class the next couple of days.

For those who are not familiar with this assignment, what I ask students to do is to consider audience, appeals, context, color, music, and timing of the commercials and we will judge their effectiveness.

Did you know that the most “remembered” commercial of the 1980’s aired one time? It was the famous 1984 Apple commercial introducing the Macintosh personal computer.

Oh, and I hope the Patriots lose.

2 thoughts on “To All Former AP Lang Students – The Best Homework Assignment of the Year: Super Bowl Commercials!

  1. Loved reading this… I used to do an Economics unit based on the ad techniques used in the SB commercials…And I too hope the Patriots lose.
    Keep up the great work with your posts. I am an NC retiree…29 years as a Social Studies teacher and 12 as a high school AP and principal. I detest the education trends in our state that are being pushed by the NCGA… and appreciate all of you who are currently in the field who are making your voices heard..

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