Specific skills are matched to specific course content in the form of essential knowledge statements. With this kind of specificity, you and your students will know how course content will be assessed on the AP Exam.
Some content has been removed to make the course more manageable for you and your students. AP English Language and Composition teachers have told us that there is too much content to teach thoroughly and thoughtfully in a single school year. Currently, the course description requires students to evaluate sources.
Although students will still examine sources and select source material, the CED doesn't ask them to evaluate sources starting in the school year. Exam Updates Starting in the school year: The 3 free-response questions will use new analytic rubrics, which will be consistent for each of the 3 question types.
The exam will include multiple-choice questions that assess composition, in addition to ones that assess textual analysis. A few types of multiple-choice questions e. There will be a consistent range of difficulty in the reading passages across all versions of the exam from year to year. The updated exam will strike a better balance between reading and composition. The Prose Reader. Gilyard, Keith, Deborah H. Holdstein, and Charles I.
Rhetorical Choices: A Reader for Writers. Gross, John, ed. The Oxford Book of Essays. New York: Oxford University Press. Jacobus, Lee A. A World of Ideas. Kennedy, X. Kennedy, and Jane E. The Bedford Reader. Mandell, eds. Kitchen, Judith. LaGuardia, Dolores, and Hans Guth. American Voices: Culture and Community. Winkler, eds. Readings for Writers. McQuade, Donald, and Robert Atwan. Miller, George, ed. The Prentice Hall Reader. Mims, Joan, and Elizabeth Nollen.
Nadell, Judith A. The Longman Reader. New York: Longman, Peterson, Linda H. The Norton Reader. Ramage, John D. Bean, and June Johnson. Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings. Root, Robert L. The Fourth Genre. Stubbs, Marcia, and Sylvan Barnet. The Little, Brown Reader. Trimmer, Joseph, and Maxine Hairston, eds. The Riverside Reader. Boston: Wadsworth. Zinsser, William, ed.
New York: Mariner Books. The St. Blakesley, David and Jeffrey Hoogeveen. Writing: a Manual for the Digital Age. The Little Seagull Handbook. Ede, Lisa. Faigley, Lester. Penguin Handbook. Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane E. The Little, Brown Handbook. Glenn, Cheryl and Loretta Gray. Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. The Bedford Handbook. Harris, Joseph. Rewriting: How to Do Things with Text.
Hall, Donald, and Sven Birkerts. Writing Well. Killgallon, Don. Sentence Composing for College. Kolln, Martha, and Loretta Gray. Lanham, Richard A. Revising Prose. Prose Style. Murray, Donald. The Craft of Revision. Muth, Marcia F. Researching and Writing. Strunk, William, Jr. Elements of Style. Troyka, Lynn Q. Tufte, Virginia.
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press. Williams, Joseph M.Ramage, John D. The Craft of Revision. Elements of Style. Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition will know how course content will be assessed on. We want to respect your time and expertise by providing a road map you can modify and adapt to your local priorities and preferences. The Prentice Hall Reader.
In this invaluable resource, the chief reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the AP Reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year. Modern American Memoirs. A textbook may serve the purposes of these additional texts. New York: McGraw-Hill. New York: Three Rivers Press.
New York: Three Rivers Press. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. Earlier editions of these texts or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. Wilhelm, and James E. New York: McGraw-Hill. Kennedy, and Jane E.
Faigley, Lester, and Jack Selzer. For example, students will establish a position on a subject and develop a claim, and explain how a line of reasoning relates to a claim. Zinsser, William K. This series of units represents a sequence that is found in widely adopted college textbooks and that many AP English Language and Composition teachers have told us they follow. Smith, Michael W.
New York: Longman. The St. Ways of Reading. Summary of Curricular and Resource Requirements AP English Language and Composition curricular requirements: The course is structured by unit, theme, genre, or other organizational approach that provides opportunities to engage with the big ideas throughout the course: Rhetorical Situation, Claims and Evidence, Reasoning and Organization, and Style.
The Oxford Book of Essays. Eschholz, Paul, and Alfred Rosa, eds. A Little Argument.
Ways of Reading.