AP English Language and Composition
The AP English Language course fosters college-level reading and writing skills. Through course readings, students will examine the practice of rhetoric: the way that writers advance arguments, communicate ideas, and shape reader reactions in prose writing. Students will also hone their skills as argumentative writers through formal and less-formal writing assignments and through peer and full-class analysis of each other's work. Students will finish the course with a strong grasp of academic writing conventions, will be fluent with critical inquiry, and will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam in May.