About the class
This course is designed as a rigorous study of literature and composition and follows the curricular requirements described in the AP English Course Description published by the College Board.
In AP English Literature and Composition students will have an opportunity to read a wide range of literature, both classic and contemporary. We will engage in an in-depth study of novels, plays, short fiction, and poetry. Through close reading of the texts, students will gain an understanding of the elements of language and how writers utilize these elements to create art.
In conjunction with the comprehensive reading selections, students will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the writing process from drafting, to revising, to publishing. The course will require in-class timed essays as well as polished analytical responses to literature. Students will work one-on one with the instructor as well as with peers to improve writing skills. Feedback will be provided in a variety of manners including through individual conferencing and writing workshops.
should take this course?
you earned a grade of C or better in Honors English 11, and you enjoyed reading
and analyzing works as diverse as The Sound and the Fury, The Crucible, and the Life of Pi, you should consider continuing your
academic career with AP Literature and Composition.
If you were not enrolled in Honors English 11 last year, but discovered during the course of the year that you would prefer a more challenging English class, you should also consider enrolling in AP Literature and Composition.
The course is not closed to any students, but students who did not take Honors English 11 or who have concerns about their preparedness for the class should schedule a meeting with the instructor to discuss the workload and expectations.