Across the Curriculum



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AP English Language and Composition:

Course Overview
I. Reading

A. Multicultural

B. “Across the Curriculum”

Patterns for College Writing, Kirszner, L and S. R. Mandell

The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White

AP Test Workbook

Multicultural and Nonfiction books (classroom and outside reading)

II. Writing

A. In-class writing exercises

B. Rhetorical Mode Essays

C. Patterns journal

D. AP Test practice


Rhetorical Modes

Autobiography

Narration

Description

Exemplification

Classification

Definition

Process


Cause and Effect

Comparison/Contrast

Argumentation
The Writing Process

Prewriting (Invention and Arrangement)

Drafting

Revision and Proofreading

Presentation
Syntax and Diction = Style
III. Language

• Grammar

• Vocabulary

Rhetorical Terms

Tone words

AP Test Terms

• Style

IV. AP Exam

• AP Test: Three hours, 15 minutes

Reading comprehension (multiple choice): One hour

Composition: Two hours and fifteen minutes,

three essay questions (two analysis/argument essays of 40 minutes each; one synthesis essay of 55 minutes)

• Scoring/Rubric

• Strategies/Tips/Techniques for taking the test




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