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AP Literature and Composition

This course will help students prepare for the three-hour Advanced Placement (AP) Literature exam offered by the College Board in early May. The exam tests students’ ability to understand, analyze, and interpret the form and content of poems and fictional passages through 55 multiple-choice questions. The exam also asks students to write three essays that analyze literary techniques used by poets, fiction writers, and playwrights. The course will give students an overview of the exam, review testing tips and strategies, and provide opportunities to practice and discuss multiple-choice questions and essay prompts from College Board-released exams and a reputable AP test prep book.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze college-level texts of fiction, drama, and poetry
  • Formulate a literary argument
  • Explain the literary function of:
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot and structure
  • The narrator or speaker
  • Word choice, imagery, and symbols

Course Outcomes

  • Students will complete and receive feedback on at least one full-length AP practice test
  • Students will write and revise sample essays for each of the three AP test essay prompts
  • Students will create a workable AP test study plan
  • Students will compile an AP Literature “study guide” with collected handouts, resources, and future essay ideas
  • Students will read at least two longer works of literature that appear most frequently on the AP Literature test

Instructor

Dr. Jesse H., Ph.D.

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University Writing Instructor at Knovva Academy

Dr. Jesse has worked in secondary schools for 20+ years, and has helped hundreds of writers prepare for AP exams and college. She has experience teaching advanced coursework, including AP English Literature and Composition, AP Art History, Shakespeare, Creative Writing, Senior Internship courses, World Mythology, and all levels of English. Jesse has co-edited and had her own writing published in an art magazine, Flair , and edited several published novels.

Related Skills

  • English grammar
  • English vocabulary
  • Literary and critical analysis
  • Reading comprehension
  • Conducting research
  • Argument development
  • Critical thinking
  • Drafting and revision
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Group discussion

Our Schedule

Course

AP Literature and Composition Content Review 12 Lesson

80 minutes per lesson

AP Literature and Composition Test Prep 8 Lesson

75 minutes per lesson

AP Literature and Composition Test Prep 4 Lesson

90 minutes per lesson

Date and Time

Feb 8 – March 19,2022
5:00 PM ET Tuesday / Thursday

Feb 26 – April 16,2022
8:00 PM ET Saturday

April 2- April 23,2022
8:00 AM ET Saturday
 

 

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