AP Syllabus fall 2010-11 AP[1]

AP Syllabus fall 2010-11 AP[1] - Advanced Placement...

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Advanced Placement Language and Composition 2010-2011 Fairview High School Boulder, CO. Christa Adkisson (christa.adkisson@bvsd.org) Karen Nieb (karen.nieb@bvsd.org) Mara Radis (mara.radis@bvsd.org) Course Description and Rationale AP Language and Composition is a class that emphasizes the process and analysis of composition and rhetoric through writing, reading, and speaking. In their writing, students will address topics and share ideas. They will learn how to gather information, develop a style of discourse, organize details, and control their language. As readers, they will learn to recognize the language patterns that authors have created and to describe their responses to these patterns. Students will write using the different aims and modes of discourse which will include description, narration, exposition, and persuasion. They will expand their stylistic patterns and develop the rich vocabularies so necessary to employ the full power of our language. Students will read a variety of texts from fields such as history, journalism, politics, science, nature, and philosophy. Although non fiction dominates the course material, fiction is also explored. Class discussions and Socratic seminars will be numerous and all students are expected to participate. Course Content This course will begin with a focus on the personal essay, and students will produce major papers from the following areas: autobiography, biography, observation, reflection, and explanatory prose. The argumentative essay will center on: evaluation, analysis of causes,
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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