AP English Language and Composition
The AP English Language course is developed based on AP English language guidelines for students who are willing to do college-level work during high school. The course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
- Analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques;
- Apply effective strategies and techniques in their own writing;
- Create and sustain arguments based on readings, research and/or personal experience;
- Write for a variety of purposes;
- Produce expository, analytical and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex central idea and develop it with appropriate evidence drawn from primary and/or secondary sources, cogent explanations and clear transitions;
- Demonstrate understanding and mastery of standard written English as well as stylistic maturity in their own writings;
- Demonstrate understanding of the conventions of citing primary and secondary sources;
- Move effectively through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing and review;
- Write thoughtfully about their own process of composition;
- Revise a work to make it suitable for a different audience;
- Analyze image as text; and
- Evaluate and incorporate reference documents into researched papers.