AP Literature and Composition Description of Course • This is a unique class designed for students who desire a college level English Literature Class in their senior year, and who would like to receive college credit (not to mention save college tuition) for the experience. Description of Course • A major focus of the class will be on developing critical analysis skills and the ability to convey ideas through the spoken and written word. Formal and informal writing will be done both in and out of class. Students will be expected to complete independent reading projects each quarter, as well as study AP exam vocabulary. Course and Teacher Expectations • The ability to read accurately • The ability to engage in intelligent discussion involving active listening skills • The desire to learn more than the obvious or superficial • A sense of personal and social responsibility sufficient to keep up with the workload and to contribute to group efforts Course and Teacher Expectations • The willingness to accept criticism from both teachers and peers • The patience to accept a variety of answers or unresolved questions as a starting point for thinking and exploring ideas in literature • Emotional maturity • A good command of the language or willingness to work hard to catch up to students who possess such a skill Should You Take AP Lit and Comp? • Simply put: you should enjoy reading, exploring ideas in the reading, and writing or speaking about those ideas. If you do not like to read and discuss with interest what you have read, AP LITERATURE MAY NOT BE A GOOD CLASS CHOICE FOR YOU! Do not take these expectations lightly. What Are We Reading? • • • • • • • • • The Awakening Frankenstein Othello The Importance of Being Earnest The Metamorphosis Heart of Darkness Waiting for Godot Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Various short stories and modern and traditional poetry.