The AP English 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.
Grade Level(s): 11/12
Curricula for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are created by the American College Board, which offers high level coursework and exams to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations. Curriculum for each subject area is created by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. An overview of the AP Language & Composition course can be found HERE. The Course & Exam Description (CED) can be found HERE.
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2020