EN2019 AP English Literature and Composition
LCHS Honors Credit and Honors Credit for University Admissions Purposes
10 Units (2 semesters)
Prerequisite: Recommended Grade of a B or higher in AP Language and Composition or English 3 P with a grade of A.
Daily Homework: 60 minutes
AP English Literature and Composition focuses on reading, analyzing, discussing, and writing about challenging, imaginative works of literary merit. This course builds upon the foundation from previous years; much of the coursework involves in-depth style analysis in the literary genres of poetry, novels, drama, and short stories. Selections explore the major periods of literature and will consider how the historical and social context influences the literature as well as study the development of universal themes. As we delve into a work’s complexity we will look at questions like: What multiple meanings can be derived from this literature? How do the various themes, foci, and styles of literature change throughout history? We will learn to recognize and write effectively about a variety of literary techniques. Our studies aim to help you become effective writers, critical thinkers, in-depth analyzers, attentive readers, and engaging presenters.
AP English Literature and Composition is a skills-based class with an emphasis on timed writing and literary device analysis. Much of this analysis focuses on components such as tone, diction, syntax, structure, the use of detail, language, imagery, figurative language, and narrative perspective. There are various writing assignments (expository, personal, persuasive, creative, imitative), close reading analysis, grammar and vocabulary activities, as well as several creative and interactive projects. Although it is not required, the expectation is for students to take the AP English Literature and Composition exam in May.