Ms. Sarah Slater
AP Language and Composition

Course Objective/Description: This is a weighted AP course in English Language and Composition designed to engage students in becoming skilled and critical readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled participants in discussions as well as writers who compose for a variety of purposes.  The reading, discussion, and writing in the course will make students aware of rhetoric and the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing while improving their skill and confidence in composition (The College Board 2010).