• Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "Be true! Be true! Be true! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred!"

    Welcome to AP English 3. This course is designed for the student who is exceptionally skilled in the intensive study of literature, language, and composition. As described in the official handbook of AP courses, “this course should train students to become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and their writing should make (students) aware of the interaction between authorial purpose, audience needs, the subject itself, generic conventions, and the resources of language, syntax, diction, and tone.” In addition, this course will give students the experience of developing advanced critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Analysis of complex literature and the synthesis of that analysis into a coherent, sophisticated, and college-level composition is the focus of this course.

    Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP exam in Language and Composition.

    Literature:The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain; The Known World, Jones; The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald; The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway;The Hunger of Memory, Rodriguez; A Raisin in the Sun, HansberryBad Feminist, Gay; Between Me and the World, Coates;  Death of a Salesman, Miller; A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams.

    Writing: Per quarter: minimum of 3-4 essays; 2-3 AP timed essays under AP format; 1-2 literary research papers.