AP English Language and Composition
“AP English Language and Composition is an introductory college-level composition course. It cultivates the reading and writing skills that students need for college success and for intellectually responsible civic engagement. The course guides students in becoming curious, critical, and responsive readers of diverse texts and becoming flexible, reflective writers of texts addressed to diverse audiences for diverse purposes. The reading and writing students do in the course should deepen and expand their understanding of how written language functions rhetorically: to communicate writers’ intentions and elicit readers’ responses in particular situations” (College Board: AP Central).
This course will require students to exercise the independence, responsibility, and intellectual proficiency that college-level work demands. It is designed to prepare students for the demands of a college course and the continual necessity to be clear communicators in all facets of life. AP students have the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of college-level rhetoric on the AP Language and Composition exam in May. As with other AP courses, additional assignments should be expected over school breaks and vacations.
Prerequisite: Recommendation from current English teacher and Department Chair approval
School student accounts will be debited at the start of the year for a Membean license.