A student writing in a notebook

AP® English Language and Composition

New & Experienced Teachers

The APSI session will focus on crucial aspects of critical reading, analyzing multiple choice exam questions and decoding complex passages, essays, letters and excerpts.  Participants will engage in large and small group activities to share knowledge and expertise. Because college courses and the AP exam emphasize not only analysis but also synthesis, evaluation, and persuasion, our session will offer methods for making the argumentative and research exam components more connected and simplified. Always aware of the importance of saving valuable class time as well as producing skilled readers and writers, we will examine ideas to enhance these goals effectively. 


Course Takeaways

  1. Decoding complex writing passages
  2. Blending research, synthesis and persuasion
  3. Evaluating student essay samples

Additional Information

Please bring a laptop or electronic notebook, as well as a smart phone.  Also, please find one or two samples of essays, speeches, letters, or excerpts you have used with your students for close reading and/or writing practice. We will share best practices on the last day, and amassing high-interest writing and learning to make cuts for excerpts provides valuable learning activities.