Prerequisites: Honors Sophomore English
Grade Level: 11
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

AP Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of American Literature written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading will help students develop an understanding of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to the effectiveness of writing. This course is writing intensive; writing is an integral part of the AP Language and Composition course and exam. Students taking this course may be required to complete a summer reading assignment that utilizes skills in reading, writing and literature. Students may receive college credit by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Board.