AP Language & Composition is a college-prep course that also prepares you for the Advanced Placement Language & Composition test in May. We study American Literature, SAT vocabulary, the art of writing (that means a teensy bit of grammar), and rhetoric (the art of argument). You are awarded weighted credit if you take the AP Test in May ($76). Regardless of your score on the test, this class shows colleges you're up for a challenging experience, so enjoy the ride!
Essay Unit - throughout the year, we will read and analyze various contemporary essays. Keep your journals; these essayists are well-studied, and most are still alive (!), so your notes will come in handy.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
selections from Grapes of Wrath
Death of a Salesman
A Raisin in the Sun
Lone Ranger and Tonto: Fistfight in Heaven