• Welcome to AP Language and Composition!


    About AP Language and Composition:

    In this course, students will analyze how authors use language effectively and with specific intent.  By examining rhetorical devices to "take apart" an author's language, students will analyze how an author effectively accomplishes his or her purpose.  Throughout the year, students will apply close reading skills while studying both long and short literary works.  In addition to utilizing close reading skills in this course, students will be writing frequently.  Written work product will include argumentative, expository, narrative, and analytical essays.   
    Major works of study include Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Malcolm Gladwell's The Outliers, and various contemporary essays. 


Last Modified on November 5, 2019