AP English Language & Composition Course
Delve into the power of words with Excel High School's AP English Language and Composition course. This program is an exploration of how rhetoric shapes our culture and communication. It’s designed for students with an interest in communications, creative writing, journalism, literature, and composition. Through the analysis of a diverse range of fiction and nonfiction texts, from historical pamphlets to contemporary speeches and personal essays, students gain a deep understanding of the art of effective communication and the impact of language on society.
Echoing the depth of an introductory college-level survey class, this AP course prepares students for the AP exam and their academic futures. The curriculum is rich and varied, focusing on different textual forms, styles, and genres. By viewing these texts through a rhetorical lens, students become adept at both critical reading and analytical thinking. Special emphasis is placed on understanding language, purpose, and audience, providing students with a broad perspective on the influence of text in our world. Writing is a key component of the course, with students crafting their own expository and narrative works, and developing well-researched arguments. Assessments are tailored to mirror the AP exam in content, form, and depth, ensuring comprehensive preparation. Recommended for 11th and 12th-grade students, this course is a pivotal step in a student's educational journey, equipping them with the skills needed for effective communication and critical analysis.
*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
AP English Language & Composition
In AP English Language and Composition, students investigate rhetoric and its impact on culture through analysis of notable fiction and nonfiction texts, from pamphlets to speeches to personal essays. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in communications, creative writing, journalism, literature, and composition.
Students explore a variety of textual forms, styles, and genres. By examining all texts through a rhetorical lens, students become skilled readers and analytical thinkers. Focusing specifically on language, purpose, and audience gives them a broad view of the effect of text and its cultural role. Students write expository and narrative texts to hone the effectiveness of their own use of language, and they develop varied, informed arguments through research. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.
AP English Language and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 11th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: English 11, Texas English III, and AP English Language and Composition.
This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.
*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product. Length: Two semesters
- Unit 1: The American Revolution
- Unit 2: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
- Unit 3: The American Narrative
- Unit 4: Modernism & The American Dream
- Unit 5: Semester Wrap-Up
- Unit 6: Modernism & Language
- Unit 7: Redefining Home
- Unit 8: Fractured Identities
- Unit 9: The Influence of Science & Technology
- Unit 10: Semester Wrap-Up
AP English Language & Composition - Full Course Syllabus
How Much Does It Cost?
AP Certified high school courses are priced at $599 each. This cost-effective price makes Excel High School's AP courses an incredible value!
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Single course options at Excel High School range in price depending on their difficulty. Single course prices are below:
- Standard High School Courses: $225
- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
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