AP English Language and Composition
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Per College Board and AP Central: "The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods." Essentially, this is non-fiction heavy English course that focuses on the use of rhetoric and argumentation in literature and writing.
- Summer Reading Assignment 2017
Students who plan to take AP Language and Composition are required to complete a summer reading assignment. Summer reading assignments will be handed out the week of May 16th and are due Friday, August 11th (the second day of school). Failure to complete the required summer reading assignments by the deadline will result in an immediate class change. Copies of the reading guide and essay assignment can be found below.
Our 2017 summer read will be Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Students wil be supplied with copies of the text.
More information about the text can be found here: http://gladwell.com/outliers/
(book cover image courtesy of amazon.com)