The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of texts, from many disciplines and historical periods.
Prerequisite information: Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level texts and apply the conventions of Standard Written English in their writing. More information can be found on the AP English Language and Composition Course Overview website.