Advanced Placement® classes are designed to be the same as a college-level survey course. Their load is rigorous and their material is challenging. Most also include a wide variety of source material from ancient to modern times.
Advanced Placement English Literature is just such a course. Students read, analyze, and write about world poetry, drama, and fiction from the ancient Greeks to the 21st century. As such, it requires the skills of time management, analysis, and advanced literary writing. While AP-ready students already operate at this challenging level, preparation and warning of the breadth of skills required is always helpful for success.
AP English Literature Prep is just that—a six-week preparation for students entering AP English Literature class that familiarizes them with the class format and gives them a chance to get used to the skills they will need to use in the coming months.
Note from “Prof.” Deborah:
Writing is a process with several distinct stages, and I believe that much of the confusion and disinterest students (and adults!) feel about writing comes from teachers’ lack of involvement at each of those stages. Writing needs to be a conversation between student and teacher. Like navigating on the open sea, a degree or two change can make a huge difference in the destination. If I can help students make necessary course corrections along the way, they will be so much more confident in both their ability and their final product. So I spend quite a bit of time steering students’ essays from prewriting to drafting to revising/proofreading.
Note to Parents:
- Advanced Placement® English Literature can be an intimidating title for a class. Whether you focus on Literature or on Advanced Placement, there is a impressive amount of meaning to unravel. Visit this online repository for information and one-on-one help that will lessen the confusion and intimidation for prospective students and parents: Athena’s Advanced Placement® English Literature Information. To access, please click on the link and then the “Log in as a guest” button.
- This course is Free* and exclusively for students enrolling in AP English Literature and Composition 2019-20.
- *Students are automatically enrolled in this AP English Literature Prep class when they enroll in the AP English Literature and Composition course.
- Please note, the official course start date for AP English Literature and Composition is the start date of this AP English Literature Prep course.
- Students unable to attend the summer course live will still have access to the materials throughout the summer months.
- Please feel free to ask questions by emailing the instructor: Deborah Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org