Taught by Dennison, Luke
AP English Language and Composition is a course based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board. The course is not intended to be used as a dual credit course. The course focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing and the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts. The 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. There is no prescribed sequence of study.
Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 (College Board does not designate when this course should be offered).
Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 and English 10 or teacher recommendation. Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level texts and apply the conventions of Standard Written English in their writing.
Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester
Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for grades 11 or 12 for all diplomas