1306 English 3 AP

1306    English 3-AP Language & Composition

The AP English Language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes.  This is a college-level course that is very rigorous and demanding.  Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.  The goals of an AP English Language & Composition course are diverse because the college composition course is one of the most varied in the curriculum.  Students who take this course will prepare for, but are not required to take, the AP Language & Composition Exam (exam costs around $100) in the spring.  The exam is accepted at most colleges and universities for up to six college credits, depending on the student’s AP exam score.  Generally, colleges within the MUS system will substitute AP Language & Composition for College Writing, if score meets the school’s criteria.

*Special Note: Registering for an AP or Honors course is meant to be a YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT.  If you wish to drop an AP or Honors course, you will have to wait until one week after the semester begins.

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