The AP Language and Composition course is a college level rhetoric course designed to prepare students for analytical argumentative and expository writing and to teach students the importance of these modes as a "basis for academic and professional communication, as well as the personal and reflective writing that fosters the development of writing facility in any context." The course is organized by units encompassing three specific categories of writing and including a variety of literature selections, primarily literary non-fiction. These literary selections include historical documents to contemporary essays on a variety subjects.
Students are asked to read and analyze challenging, provocative, dense, and sometimes controversial material. It is imperative and students are expected to come to class prepared to be challenged and to challenge others with interesting discussion points.
All students are expected to take the exam in May.