AP English Language
In this class, we study persuasive texts and learn to construct our own arguments in a short period of time. Most of the pieces we read are nonfiction, and all prepare us for the AP exam in May. We also focus extensively on writing style and learn to write more succinct and precise essays. Students will complete many timed essays in class during the year and will read extensively for homework.
This class is only open to seniors at REV, and you must register as a Crafton Hill College (CHC) student to enroll. This year, my class focus is War and Belonging. We will read and compare two war novels and the nonfiction book Tribe by Sebastian Junger, in which he examines events and circumstances that build a strong sense of belonging among people and the ways in which the modern world does not do so. We will also read Crafton's novel chosen for the One Book-One College program. This year, the book is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats. English 101 is a writing intensive class: we complete four process papers in one semester in addition to reading four books. Although students receive a year's worth of English credit in one semester, many believe that they do a year's worth of work in that single semester. :)