Welcome to AP Language & Composition
The AP course in English Language and Composition is designed to promote the critical reading, thinking, and writing skills necessary to develop clear, effective prose for academic, professional, and personal purposes. Over the course of the year, students will explore the dynamics of language, its ability to convey and manipulate meaning, and the relationship between speaker/writer, audience and purpose. As this is a preparatory course for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam, there is a higher level of expectation regarding the maturity and commitment to the learning process in this class.
In terms of the content, the course utilizes a broad range of fiction and non-fiction texts, poetry, and graphic and visual representations, drawing from a survey of American Literature and its multiple perspectives, genres, and styles.
This course is a Canvas course. All resources and copies of handouts for students in the class can be obtained through Canvas. Copies of information and handouts for parents, such as those given on MYTN or copies of monthly calendars will be on the Class Information page.
I am looking forward to a great year and getting to know each of my students.