Course Overview The AP Literature and Composition course is an intensive study of recognized literary merit from various genres and periods. The writing assignments include in-class timed writes and formal process essays with opportunities for revision. The course is designed to prepare students for reading, writing and critical thinking at the college level. Subsequently, 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.
The course is designed based on the premise that the AP English Literature exam measures skills needed for success in college. However, the focus of the course is NOT the exam; rather it is the skill set that will lease to success on the exam and, even moreso, success in college.
All students are expected to take the exam in May.