AP English Language & Composition

  • AP English Language & Composition is a writing-intensive course that seeks to prepare students for the AP English Language & Composition exam in May. Students study classical and contemporary nonfiction, including documentaries, essays, speeches, and long-form journalism.

    Course texts (2021-2022):

    • The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
    • Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
    • Stitches by David Small
    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
    • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    • They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein
    • The Language of Composition (2nd Edition) by Renée H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, and Robin Dissin Aufses
    • Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve by Ben Blatt
Dave Eggers