AP English III Language and Composition (Period 4)
The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based argumentative essays. 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 effects of rhetorical elements in non-fiction texts, including graphic images, from many disciplines and historical periods. The academic rigor of this course and the vertical alignment of all Pre-AP courses help to prepare students for Advanced Placement exams that result in college credit by earning a qualifying score.