AP English Language and Composition is a challenging college-level course that focuses primarily on non-fictional works. Students will learn to analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identify and explain an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques, and apply effective strategies and techniques in their own writing. Students will also create and support their arguments based on readings, research, and personal experience. They will learn to express themselves in writing for a variety of purposes and produce expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions that draw from primary and secondary sources. They will learn to go through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry, research, drafting, revising, editing, and review. In addition, students will learn to write thoughtfully when going through their own process of composition, revising a work to make it suitable for a different audience. Upon successful completion with a “B” or higher, students will receive 1.0 credit in AP English Language and Composition . In order to receive credit as an AP course, students must pass the annual College Board AP exam scheduled in May. While not a prerequisite, AP Language is ideally recommended prior to AP Literature. Weekly use of Circle’s eLearning Campus will be required. Required summer reading list with summer writing assignment will be available in May. Literature Focus: World Literature
Prerequisites: English 2 or 3, and approval from Guidance Department. This course is recommended for students in grades 11-12.