James Joyce

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

  • The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods


    Prerequisites: Currently there are no prerequisites for AP English Language and Composition. Students should however be comfortable reading and comprehending college-level texts and applying the conventions of Standard Written English in their writing.