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AP English Language

  • Course level: AP English Language
  • Categories IB

Description

The AP English Language and Composition is an introductory composition course set up by the College Board. This college-level course helps students in cultivating their understanding of writing and creating rhetorical arguments through a process of reading, analyzing, and writing of texts while exploring topics like rhetorical situations, claims, and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.

The AP English program has two courses – a. Language and b. Literature

The Language course is designed to provide high school students with a typical introductory-level college English curriculum, and it focuses on evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, along with the rhetorical analysis of non-fiction texts.

What Will I Learn?

  • Mastery of core curriculum topics
  • Learn to read, understand, and analyse a variety of texts
  • Identify how writers use various devices to achieve their effects
  • Assess and analyze rhetorical situations
  • Learn the skills of reasoning and organization
  • Identify, study and explain claims and evidence within an argument
  • Explain how and strategically use words, comparisons, and syntax that convey a specific tone and style to a text
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Lifelong subject and interdisciplinary skills

Topic Areas

Multiple Choice Questions

60 Minutes, 45 Questions
5 Passages
23-25 Reading Questions
20-22 Writing Questions
45% of Exam Score

Free Response Questions

Free

Ideal For

High School students who want to take college-level courses and thereby earn some extra college credit, advance placement, or both, while still a part of high school.