Each week you will focus on a specific topic and have a time of review for homework with your instructor. The instructor will assist you with understanding concepts from your classes in school and fill in the blanks for you to score higher on AP exams.
You can ask questions regarding what you’ve learned in your AP class during the week, or we can expand on what you’ve learned. We will assign weekly homework questions that are not only designed to test your knowledge, but also give you an idea of how the questions are asked on the AP Exam. As we get closer to the exam date we will start to administer practice test and reviews.
September 7, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Class Time: 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Class Day: Monday
AP Language/Literature and Composition
COVID-19 has radically changed our education system for the following Fall 2020 season. As uncertainties arise in school attendance, a large concern is towards students and their ability to learn in a virtual setting. Our goal is to offer tutoring services that cater to students and their individual needs, hold discussion time to allow them to ask questions, and facilitate classroom learning that prepares students for the AP tests in April/May 2021.
The AP Composition exams are heavily essay-based, so each week we will review one type of essay question in-depth, including its scoring, and practice preparing to prepare for writing essays using real AP essay prompts. The multiple-choice strategy will be reinforced throughout the course. Additionally, each week starting with session 3 will include a review session of the previous week’s practice essay and multiple-choice tests.
This course combines study for both the AP English Literature and Composition and the AP English Language and Composition exams. Students who are only planning to take one, but not both, of the above exams, will still benefit from the entire course. The exams are closely related and practice for one exam reinforces the skills needed for the other.
Weekly Discussion – Students are expected to participate in weekly discussions based on the reading. The discussions will occur at the beginning of each class. Assignments include a directed narrative, analyses of test questions, analyses of rhetorical strategies, and persuasive essays. Students will also practice taking multiple-choice tests that mirror those found in the exam.
This course will take place from September through May and is focused on teaching students the content and strategies behind taking the AP exam. Instruction will be spread across 33 weeks and classes will take place on Fridays with 90 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes dedicated towards Homework review over Multiple-Choice Questions (MC’s) and Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) as well as Q&A over each lecture topic.
Progress Reports are sent to parents every week that may include weekly goals and homework, areas that students should focus on, assessments of students and their learning, and breakdown of practice test scores.
Weeks 1-2 – Review of Literary and Rhetorical Devices; Know Your Sources
Week 3 – Analytical Essays, Part I
Week 4 – Analytical Essays, Part II
Week 5 – Argumentative Essays, Part I
Week 6 – Argumentative Essays, Part II
Week 7-9 – Essay Test Review
Weeks 10-11 – Synthetic Essays and Argumentation Part 1
Weeks 12-13 – Synthetic Essays and Argumentation Part 2
Weeks 14-15 – Introduction to Multiple-Choice
Weeks 16-17 – Revision
Weeks 18-19 – Timed Rhetorical Analysis/Evaluation Thesis
Weeks 20-21 – Using and analyzing Metaphor
Weeks 22-23 – Putting it All Together Under Time
Weeks 24-26 – Overall Test Strategy Review
Weeks 27-33 – Content Review, Weekly Essay Writing, and Test-Taking Strategies