• The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works


    This course focuses on self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive writing.  Emphasis is placed on the composition of clear, correct and effective prose required in a wide variety of professions and occupations. Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate ideas purposefully in self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive writing to particular audiences in specific contexts, at a level generally expected for successful students. They will demonstrate intellectual independence and abilities to use language for the purpose of reading, learning, communicating, and thinking critically; identify primary and secondary research sources; attain a level of writing fluency adequate for success in college courses; demonstrate the application of clear writing skills in both professional and academic modes; demonstrate an understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism.