AP - English Language and Composition (131)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 2.
5 Credits -  Full Year - Grade 11

Completion of a summer reading and writing assignment is required for this course.
This rigorous course is open to junior students and is recommended on the basis of ninth and tenth grade work of superior quality, teacher evaluation and performance on an in-school writing task.  The main emphasis of the course is written literary analysis, frequent in class discussion, techniques of research, and a focus on the works of American authors.  Students will examine a writer’s purpose and the use of rhetorical devices, including tone, diction, audience, organization, and style.  In response to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, they will write a variety of expository, analytical, and argumentative papers. It is expected that all students take the AP English Language and Composition exam in May.