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AP® English Language and and Composition

In this workshop participants will learn to design and implement the following in their schools and classrooms:

  1. Instructional strategies to improve student success on free response and multiple choice questions on the Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition exam
  2. AP exam scoring guidelines and utilize those guidelines effectively and efficiently in scoring  sample essays  and their student practice exams
  3. Classroom strategies appropriate for college level reading and writing within the first-year college writing program and writing in other college level academic disciplines
  4. Methods for designing units that integrate American Literature and other Common Core requirements into the Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition classroom
  5. Create syllabi which fulfill the requirements for the College Board Audit in Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition
  6. An academic environment which provides the opportunity  for all willing and academically prepared students to take Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition

During the Course:

Participants will engage in a community of professionals with best practices in the teaching of AP English Language and Composition.  They will learn methods to prepare students for all aspects of the AP exam, to provide meaningful scores and feedback for students on AP exam essay writing, to incorporate writing processes and technology to provide students with college level reading and writing experiences, to integrate AP English: Language and Composition course requirements with other state and local curricular requirements for particular English courses, to develop syllabi which meet the requirements of the AP English: Language and Composition course audit, and to provide an inclusive and equitable learning environment for a diverse community of learners.

As a Result of Participating in the Course:

Participants will be able to implement strategies to promote student success on the AP English: Language and Composition examination, score and provide students with appropriate feedback on practice free response essays,  effectively engage students with the processes of college-level reading and writing, select ability and interest appropriate text books and supplemental materials for inclusion in curriculum, and design syllabi which meet the requirements of College Board course audit including approaches to meet the needs of a diverse range of student learners.


Instructor - Dr. Randy Gingirch

Randy S. Gingrich has been teaching English at all levels for 30 years.  He has taught in Cincinnati Public Schools in Ohio and Gwinnett and Fulton Counties in Georgia. He teaches AP English: Language and Composition and TAG seminars and directed studies. He has been a reader for ten year at the AP reading and a table leader for 4 years. He has presented frequently at NCTE, AERA, CCCC, GCTE, and GAGE.  He received a BA in English and History from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in English Education from Ohio State University. He currently resides in Forsyth County Georgia with his wife and daughter.