Welcome to AP Language & Composition!

  • AP Language & Composition is taught at a college level and requires college-level commitment by the student.  It offers students an opportunity to study language and composition both comprehensively and analytically.  The course includes intensive analysis of nonfiction and a study of writing methods, style, and technique with a special emphasis on expository, analytical, and argumentative writing.  Text for study include historical documents, essays, speeches, articles, letters, and visual texts.  Students learn techniques of effective claims and evidence for argument and persuasion, as well as the rhetorical techniques that make writing effective in the various modes of discourse.