This is not your typical get-to-know you activity! Geared towards the AP Language and Composition student, this activity will set the tone for your classroom. Students will go on five "dates" which ask them to discuss and write responses to course content (no prior knowledge needed...definitions are provided on the slides) from rhetorical appeals to the use of figurative language. The answers will serve as the basis for the first essay in the course which asks students to demonstrate their organization and creative writing abilities (but still connected to items you will teach during the course). Be sure to download the Speed Dating Rubric and Handout to make this lesson complete! Note: I have included my sample answers to each of the "dates" which is how I model what a final answer may sound like to students. I encourage each teacher to create their own sample answers which works to introduce yourself to your students!