Opportunities and Assignments
The above timeline offers an idea of what will be assigned and how frequently. While the lighter-colored assignments are scored (and darker italicized assignments are optional and unscored), there is little expectation that all students will do all assignments. Instead, this is how often opportunities will arise for students to practice and demonstrate what they’ve learned.
If a student does not take advantage of that opportunity, they cannot demonstrate one or more Standards that determine their course grades. See the links to the right about grades and Standards. Find more about each opportunity and how it can be fulfilled below the Course Description.
2019 Official Course Description:
The AP English Literature and Composition course focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about imaginative literature (fiction, poetry, drama) from various periods. Students engage in close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.