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AP English Language and Composition

Grade:  11, 12
Year Credits: 5
Prerequisite:  English 2
Graduation Requirement:  English
 
AP English Language and Composition is a highly rigorous course designed to engage students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts as well as to engage students in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes - analysis, argument, and synthesis.  This course blends the study of American literature in English 3 with an intense study of nonfiction and college level writing.

In this course students will become aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects.  The course follows the curricular requirements of the College Board and offers students an opportunity to receive college credit through the national AP exam.