AP Literature and Composition
Ms. Julie Ramsey
School Website page: https://www.amphi.com/Page/5023
Course Philosophy/Description: Your pursuit for excellent literature and your clever writing skills have brought you to AP Literature and Composition. The primary objective of this class is to further develop your abilities as an independent reader and writer by giving you a college-level course during your senior year.
If you successfully complete the AP Exam in May, there is a strong possibility of earning college credit (depending on your college’s policies). As this is a rigorous college-level course, the requirements will be demanding. Although the reading is rewarding; it is also very complex, challenging, and frequent. The writing, for the most part, is analytical and will require critical and independent thinking. Classroom discussion and active participation are vital and serve as a means of developing your theories about literature. This year we will read both traditional and contemporary texts, drama, and poetry. If you engage deeply in your learning and fulfill your responsibilities in the class, the grade you deserve will follow.
- Students will read challenging works of recognized literary merit;
- Students will write in a variety of forms, for a variety of purposes;
- Students will write intelligent and insightful responses/analyses of literature passages in both impromptu and prepared essays;
- Students will articulate responses during small as well as large group discussion.
Texts: Writing and AP Practice: Your Coursework Book, Composition Book (College Ruled)
Literature: Bedford Reader, poems, essays and short stories
Major works include The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, Metamorphosis, Beloved, Macbeth, Oedipus the King, The House on Mango Street and selected short stories and poems.
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.
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Here is the course syllabus: Course Syllabus
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