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AP Eng. Lang. and Composition

Subject: English

Course Description:

The AP Language and Composition course will provide high school students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing. This course will effectively prepare students for the AP Exam by enabling them to read, comprehend, and write about complex texts, while developing further communication skills on a college level.

Major Topics:

Segment 1:

  • AP Exam overview
  • MLA format
  • Rhetorical Devices
  • Early American writers
  • Tone Analysis
  • Figurative Language Analysis
  • Research and Synthesis
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Aphorisms
  • Style Analysis
  • Diction Analysis
  • American Romanticism
  • Transcendentalism
  • Synthesis essay
  • Introduction to Multiple Choice Questions
  • Denotation/Connotation
  • Imagery and Detail analysis
  • Inductive/Deductive Logic
  • Syllogism
  • Analysis of Theme
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War
  • Humor/Satire

Segment 2:

  • Political, Social, Economic changes after the Civil War
  • Analysis of personification
  • Realism
  • Regionalism
  • Naturalism
  • Euphemism
  • Comic Irony
  • Analysis of Irony
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Analysis of narrative structure
  • Jazz Influence
  • Toulmin Argument
  • Analysis of symbolism
  • Modern Writers
  • Science Fiction
  • Analysis of Drama
  • Rhetorical Appeals
  • Visual Literacy Analysis
  • Syntactical Analysis
  • Working through a Timed Essay

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of quizzes, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, test prep journals, essays, research papers, timed essays, oral assessments, discussions, and creative assignments. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues. College Board has authorized INVS to use the AP designation. AP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of The College Board.

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Course Details

  • Course Code:
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Successful completion of English I & II. Student should have a willingness to learn and challenge self in college-level course.

Estimated Completion:
2 segments/32-36 weeks