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AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION: SUMMER READING
The AP English Language and Composition course is designed to substitute for a college composition course; therefore, you will be required to read complex texts with understanding as well as to enrich your prose in order to communicate your ideas effectively to mature audiences. You will learn how to analyze and interpret exemplary writing by discerning and explaining the author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques, eventually applying many of these techniques to your own writing. In order to prepare for our seminars, you are required to read, annotate and log a selection of texts over the summer. You are expected to complete these assignments and submit them on the first day.
Hartzell, Richard – The Princeton Review: Cracking the AP English Language and Composition Exam 2013 (or later) edition, ISBN: 9780307945112
Heinrichs, Jay – Thank You for Arguing, ISBN: 9780307341440
Peterson and Brereton, eds. – The Norton Reader 12th Edition, ISBN: 0393929485.
PLEASE DO NOT INADVERTANTLY PURCHASE THE SHORTER EDITION!
For each of the five sections:
· Write a summary of least 5 key points in the section, providing textual support
· Develop at least one clarifying question for each section (what you still don’t understand from that section and/or want to learn about in class). Make sure to reference the text specifically.
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