• Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

    Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (APELC) is designed to help students become highly discriminating consumers and producers of ideas and language. Emphasis is on exploring, analyzing, and evaluating American ideological and material culture and its influences on and interactions with other world cultures. Students primarily engage non-fiction texts by American writers, which are supplemented with visual and audio media, and poetry and fiction when appropriate. Composition practice includes rhetorical analysis, argumentation and persuasion, and synthesis/research, with opportunities to write creative non-fiction. At the end of the year students may take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam for college credit.

    Juniors joining APELC are expected to read Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville (unabridged, translations by Gerald Bevan, published by Penguin, or Arthur Goldhammer, published by Liberry of America, are preferred), and The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe, before the fall semester begins.

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    Advanced Placement at the College Board

    Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Course Overview