AP English Language and Composition (Fall Semester)Credit: 0.5 units
Lessons: 12 lessons, 11 submitted
Exams: 2 exams
Grading: Computer and Faculty Evaluated
Description: Students will read and respond to works of nonfiction, ranging from personal narrative and biography to social commentary and political argument. Students will practice concrete strategies for critical reading and purposeful academic writing.
DATES: Fall enrollments begin in May; coursework starts August 26, 2013. Spring enrollments begin in October; coursework starts on January 13, 2014.
Gifted: This course is academically challenging. Any student who has an interest in the subject and has met the prerequisites (if any), may enroll.
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Lesson assignments need to be created in Microsoft Word or another word processor that saves files as .doc (Word 97–2003 document) or .rtf (Rich Text format). The Bedford textbook is also used for the spring semester.
Textbook clarification: In addition to The Brief Bedford Reader (11th edition), students need to acquire two full-length nonfiction books. For lesson 2, students are to choose 1 of the following 4 books (any edition is acceptable):
For lesson 7, students are to choose 1 of the following 4 books (any edition is acceptable):
- Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
- Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, by Richard Rodriguez
- In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
- Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand
- Walden; or, Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau
- Why We Can't Wait, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The Cult of the Amateur, by Andrew Keen
- Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
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