AP English Lit. & Comp.

This course is intended to prepare you for the AP English Literature and Composition examination administered by the College Board each spring. All students will engage in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, you will deepen your understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As a survey of Western and English Literature, the course will include not only a study of major literary works of each historical period, but also a study of the economic, moral, and social environment that produced the literature. Critical analysis of the structure and genre of literature corresponds to an approach to writing about literary works, including writing to understand, to explain, and to evaluate. Writing genres include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.

Credits: 1.0 (0.5 per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 2 semester2/18-36 weeks

DC Dual Credit Available

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