AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITIONThe Course

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Important Updates

New Sample Student Responses and Scoring Commentary
You can now explore sample student responses and scoring commentary for the secure 2016 AP English Language and Composition Exam posted on the AP Course Audit site. To access, sign in to your AP Course Audit account and click on the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.

Course Overview

The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.

Essential Course Resources

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AP and Higher Education

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This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP English Language and Composition.