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AP English Language and Composition

Course Number: 
1012

The AP Language and Composition course is designed to prepare students to read and write on a college level developing skills that will ultimately prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam. This exam consists of three timed essays and timed multiple choice questions based on readings from various periods and genres.   Preparation for this exam will “engage students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and become skilled writers who are able to compose for a variety of purposes,” as stated by The College Board.  In this is a rigorous course, students will be reading and writing in a way that will prepare them for college and assist them in writing skillfully on a personal and/or professional level. Students will be asked to write about and respond orally to readings representing a wide variety of styles, genres and topics, primarily non-fiction. Students will develop proficiency in not only reading primary and secondary sources, but also synthesizing these materials. Students will practice citing sources effectively using standard conventions of MLA format. Finally, students will develop the ability to succeed and excel in a college level composition class as cogent writers and critical thinkers.

Grades: 
11
Course Type: 
Core
Not required for graduation
Course Level: 
III
AP Level: 
AP
Course Credits: 
1.00
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