Prerequisite: 91 in English 10 Honors with teacher recommendation
The AP English Language and Composition Course is a college-level survey course of British literature threaded with a rhetorical emphasis. Students will be expected to read widely and critically, to explore rhetorical strategies, and to respond to their readings both with discussions and with in-class timed and out-of-class writings that emphasize the particular forms of argumentation, narration, and exposition. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the Advanced Placement Examinations in May (see Policy 2429 & Program of Studies page 5).
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Units of Study:
Unit 7 Mastering Rhetorical Analysis
In Unit 7, students will be fine-tuning their arguments to qualify an argument and to address a counterargument. They will look deeper into an argument to articulate the complexities and nuances of various perspectives and positions, and they will try to write their own arguments with these complexities in mind. They will also be noting strategic choices in syntax and diction. Particular notice of grammatical constructions and arrangement of ideas within sentences and paragraphs is also a feature of this unit. Punctuation choices and their effect are also noted. Culminating writing assignment: rhetorical analysis, full length.
Tests and Quizzes:
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