AP Language & Composition 12

  • Course number: T704S (Summer), T704F (Fall), T704W (Winter)
  • Grades offered: 12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: English 11

Course Description: AP Language and Composition is an introductory college-level course that prepares students to take the AP English Language and Composition exam, and may also enable students to gain advanced placement, college credit, or both. In this course, students analyze a broad and challenging range of nonfiction prose and trace the use of rhetoric in making arguments and appeals. Students will read essays, letters, speeches, images, media messages, memoirs and autobiographies, from a variety of authors and historical contexts. The essays students write in this class will allow them to practice the kinds of writing that will be expected college and other post-secondary settings. It is expected that students taking this course will take the AP Exam. Prior to beginning the course, students will receive summer reading selections and assignments. As this is an online course, students will also develop their abilities to work independently and manage their time responsibly. There will also be an emphasis on soft skills, such as proper email etiquette, initiating meetings with the instructor, self organization, and proper digital communication with classmates.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include large and small group online discussions (student will be expected to post responses on a regular basis). All written work will be submitted online; students will be asked to review and evaluate their peers’ writing and to arrange for individual conferences with the instructor at least twice during the semester. Students are assessed primarily through their writing of essays and texts.

Recommended Background for Success: As this is a college-level course, students will be challenged with college-level work. As this is also an online course, it will be important that students have effective time management skills, and the ability and desire to read carefully and analytically.

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