AP English Literature & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition focuses on understanding and evaluating works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. The weekly courses will focus on the types of questions students take when taking the AP English test, which are comprehensive essays, rhetorical analysis essays, and argumentation essays. In addition, there will be a strategy course for the multiple-choice part of the AP English Literature exam.
Designed for

Students who are preparing for AP English Literature and Composition exam

Level

All levels

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

AP English Literature and Composition Prep course is a class designed to prepare students for the AP English Literature and Composition exam. The course will focus on understanding and evaluating works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures.

The weekly course will focus on the types of questions students will encounter when taking the AP English Literature test, including comprehensive essays, rhetorical analysis essays, and argumentation essays. Students will be taught how to analyze literary texts, and how to write essays that demonstrate their understanding of the texts.

In addition, the course will include a strategy component focused on preparing students for the multiple-choice portion of the AP English Literature exam. The teacher will provide students with strategies and techniques for effectively answering multiple-choice questions related to literature.

Outcome
  • Deep understanding and ability to evaluate literature from various periods and cultures
  • Familiarity with exam format and content, as well as techniques for answering multiple-choice questions
  • Improved critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Increased confidence and readiness for the exam
Feedback

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.

Need to prepare?

To best prepare for this program, we recommend reading:

scoring worksheet

FREE 2023 AP Scoring Worksheet

With the scoring worksheet, you will be able to calculate your target score in preparation for the upcoming exam in May. We also have a full scoring worksheet available  below if you want to print it out and keep it in your folder. 
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