AP English Language and Composition (Intensive, NCAA Approved)
- Grade 9+
- Advanced CTY-Level
Learn to write college-quality essays and prepare to take the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition with confidence by honing your essay test-taking skills like organization and time management. In this course, you will study essays to understand the interplay between their subject, an author’s intent, and readers’ expectations. You’ll write your own persuasive essays and narratives, analyze test questions and rhetorical strategies, and practice taking multiple-choice tests like the ones you’ll see on the exam.
For each lesson, you will write an informal self-assessment explaining and evaluating your process, from planning to drafting, proofreading and revising.
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Testing and Prerequisites
|Required Level||Advanced CTY-Level||or Advanced CTY-Level|
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Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
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CliffsNotes AP English Language and Composition, 2021 Exam (Houghton Mifflin, 2021) ISBN: 978-0-358-35378-2
Earning School Credit
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This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email.
The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
About Language Arts at CTY
Enhance your skills in creative writing and critical reading, learn to craft effective sentences, and develop an analytical approach to reading and writing through our Language Arts courses. Guided by our expert instructors, you can further develop your communication skills in our interdisciplinary visual fluency courses, and explore topics in communication theory, design theory, and cognitive psychology. Through coursework and online discussions with classmates from around the world, you’ll elevate your writing structure and style, hone your craft, and become an adept wordsmith fluent in the language of literary arts.
Write, Edit, Publish
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Newly revised for fall 2021, you'll read, discuss, and write about Greek myths in Young Readers’ Series: Greek Myths Revisited, studying exciting, heroic characters and ancient narratives that continue to teach us all valuable lessons about life, love, and family.