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AP Preparation English Language And Composition

Course Details

  • 5. AP & SAT Prep

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: None

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

Please Note: This is a preparation course only. A credit will not be issued by Blyth Academy Online. Students wishing to earn an Advanced Placement credit must write the official AP exam that is administered by the College Board.


Course Overview

The AP English Language and Composition online course aligns with an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.

UNIT ONE
Introduction To Rhetoric

Essential Question: What is rhetoric?

In this unit, students will explore rhetoric by investigating the many different approaches to shaping an argument, understanding their audience, establishing a purpose and investigating style. This unit will provide students with the foundations for the course, by preparing them with the analytical tools to explore various texts.

UNIT TWO
Education, Community & Economy

Essential Question: How has language shaped society?

In this unit, students will be provided with the opportunity to explore issues in Education and Community through the rhetorical analysis of various texts. Students will also continue to explore how to analyze arguments (from reading to writing).

UNIT THREE
Gender & Sports

Essential Question: How has language contributed towards gender stereotypes?

In this unit, students will be provided with the opportunity to explore issues in Gender and Sports through the rhetorical analysis of various texts.

UNIT FOUR
Language & Popular Culture

Essential Question: How does language impact pop culture?

In this unit, students will be provided with the opportunity to explore issues in Language and Pop Culture through the rhetorical analysis of various texts.

UNIT FIVE
Environment and Politics

Essential Question: Do language and politics go hand in hand?

In this unit, students will be provided with the opportunity to explore issues in Environment and Politics through the rhetorical analysis of various texts.

CULMINATING PROJECT

This project is one of the final evaluations for this course and will challenge students to use knowledge acquired throughout the course.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook
 
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