• AP English Language and Composition



    Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to AP English Language and Composition, which focuses on the analysis of literature (primarily non-fiction) and the development of analytical thought, argument, and writing skills. As my primary purpose is to aid you in honing your writing and critical reading skills, I make myself available for conferencing frequently (see Schoology for office hours), and I can almost always be contacted through the school e-mail at those odd hours when you have questions that need answers.


    The goal of AP Language and Composition (excerpted from AP College Board's 2019 CED):

    "The AP Language and Composition course focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, and the decisions writers make as they compose and revise. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Additionally, they read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in nonfiction texts—including images as forms of text—from a range of disciplines and historical periods. The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum. Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level texts and write grammatically correct, complete sentences."


    Students will take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Examination for possible college credit at the end of this course.


    Course Requirements

    See syllabus (posted on Schoology)


    Contact information: susan.nigro@lcps.org


Last Modified on August 7, 2023