AP English Literature and Composition

This course is designed to be taken by juniors.

Students in this course, approved by the College Board, analyze and discuss literary works from a variety of genres, including drama, poetry, short stories, novels, and essays, with special emphasis on American and British literature. Supplemental outside reading is required during each nine-week grading period. Students review grammar, usage, and mechanics principles for the purpose of improving composition skills and reading comprehension. Composition skills focus on improving paragraph and essay construction. Discussion focuses on close reading strategies, rhetorical strategies, global critical analysis, and development of personal voice in order to fully prepare for the AP exam, college application essays, and the language sections of the SAT. This English course satisfies a mandatory English credit for graduation and provides a weighted (AP) credit.