AP English Language and Composition

Credits: 1.5

This two-semester course leads directly to the taking of the Advanced Placement examination in English Language and Composition in the spring. The course prepares students for the AP examination, including critical reading, rhetorical and stylistic analysis, and argumentation. Students will refine their academic writing and research skills through the Area of Inquiry research project. The class process will feature seminar discussions of the assigned readings. Although primarily a study of nonfiction texts, the course will supplement its core readings with poetry and fiction drawn from the major periods of American literature.


Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with AP Seminar
Open to Juniors; with departmental approval.