英语语言和创作

English Language and Composition

英语语言和创作主要是教授大学的修辞和写作课程,要求学生掌握使文章更加逻辑结构和分析论点更加鲜明,培养学生如何考量,论证和说明其论据支持论点。通过这门课,学生可以更加了解准确的语法使用和词语的选择。此外,学生也将阅读和分析非虚构类文字,从而分析修辞手法和其在文章中的作用。

Course Description:

The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.

Course Structure:

The course entails a variety of different skills:

Composing in several forms (e.g., narrative, expository, analytical, and argumentative essays) about a variety of subjects

Writing that proceeds through several stages or drafts, with revision aided by teacher and peers

Writing informally (e.g., imitation exercises, journal keeping, collaborative writing), which helps students become aware of themselves as writers and the techniques employed by other writers

Writing expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions based on readings representing a variety of prose styles and genres

Reading nonfiction (e.g., essays, journalism, science writing, autobiographies, criticism) selected to give students opportunities to identify and explain an author's use of rhetorical strategies and techniques

Analyzing graphics and visual images both in relation to written texts and as alternative forms of text themselves

Developing research skills and the ability to evaluate, use, and cite primary and secondary sources

Conducting research and writing argument papers in which students present an argument of their own that includes the analysis and synthesis of ideas from an array of sources

Citing sources using a recognized editorial style (e.g., Modern Language Association, The Chicago Manual of Style)

Course Materials:

Because of the reduced timeframe of the course the Barron's AP English Language and Composition book will be used. In addition, excerpts from a diverse group of non-fiction texts such as Walden and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek will be examinedThe emphasis of the course will be to develop students' ability to write effectively.

 


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