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AP Language Exam Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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In this Authorization Letter, the College Board officially authorized this course to use the "AP" designation on students' transcripts.

What is an AP Language course?

The AP Language course "requires students to become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts."(College Board) With a heavy emphasis on the literature of fact, this course will require students to read and analyze a large range of materials including articles, editorials, memoirs, essays, photographs, cartoons, graphs, charts, letters, paintings, advertisements. Students will practice and perfect close reading, critical thinking and analysis. Students will be proficient in analyzing how an author uses rhetorical strategies to achieve a desired effect.

This course will prepare students to "write effectively and confidently in their courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives." By the end of the course, students will be skilled in using rhetorical strategies to achieve effective writing. Students will continue to develop their skills in effective communication through in-class and out-of-class assignments and projects.

Discussion of texts and writing workshop is an integral part of this course. Preparing for discussions and writing workshop through close reading, analysis of texts and careful preparation of prewriting and draft assignments are essential for success in this course.

AP Language is a course of citizenship. Through study of a variety of texts, discussions of the texts and analytical writing assignments, students will examine and deepen their understanding of the world.

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The Forest of Rhetoric

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Sites with AP Multiple Choice Practice-
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College Board English Language Course Description

Sample AP Questions

Rhetorical Essay:

Writing the Argument Essay:

Writing The Synthesis Essay:

Reading Critically

Interrogating Texts: Six Reading Habits To Develop in Your First Year of Harvard

Critical Reading of an Essay's Argument

Basics of Critical Reading