Welcome to AP English Language and Composition with Mr. Simmons

at Grimsley High School

What makes this course interesting?
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of your writing through close reading and frequent practice at applying rhetorical strategies, analyzing information from source texts, and writing arguments
  • Become a critical reader of predominantly nonfiction works, including expository, argumentative, analytical, and personal texts from various authors and time periods
  • Sample Activity
Keep an “assertion journal” in which given a quote, you will analyze and evaluate a writer’s assertion
  • Sample Activity
Conduct research on a topic and then use that information to create your own argument or assertion about the topic
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Participate in a roundtable discussion in which you’ll present research and examine key questions on an assigned topic
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Learn about the elements that define effective argument and composition through the critical analysis and interpretation of complex texts.
Understand the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience, subject, and genre and how each of these contributes to effective writing. Enhance your own writing skills and understand better each stage of the writing process as you develop expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions.
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Locate your textbook and follow instructions in class.

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