AP Language and Composition is open to ALL students who wish to better prepare themselves for the challenges and rigorous coursework of a English 101 college course. In coordination with the College Board, AP Language is taught with the expectation that all students should be college ready and able--be that a 4 year, 2 year, technical, apprenticeship, military, or other type of post-secondary training. That being said, AP Language is a course that will challenge a student's abilities in reading, writing, and thinking. A successful AP Language student learns to engage any text not as a question for a grade, but as a conversation that started before they entered the academic world, and will continue long after they leave. Through this, students learn higher level thinking skills, maturity in prose, and efficient study skills.
There is no summer homework for the 2012-13 school year. Students are ENCOURAGED to read a "classic" book to keep up with their reading comprehension skills (read it until you understand it!); and to purchase a rhetorical grammar book such as Eats, Shoots and Leaves or It was the Best of Sentences, It was the Worst of Sentences.
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR AP!
Please make sure to check in with either Mr. Cohn or myself to reschedule for AP before the end of the week!