AP Language and Composition Test Prep Training Workshop

Are you taking American literature honors class at your high school?
Does your school not have the AP Language and Composition courses?
Do you want to take the AP Language and Composition test this May to increase your chances for college acceptance?

AP Language and Composition test date: May 19th, 2019

Class time: 1:00-3:30pm, 3/10-5/12
Tuition $750 for 10 lessons
Address: 20432 Silverado ave, Ste, 5, Cupertino, CA 95014
Contact: 408-982-5959, spring.light.edu@gmail.com
Registration: https://goo.gl/qbwjQg

Course Overview

AP Language and Composition is an English language course created by the College Board as part of the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. AP Language and Composition is typically the first AP English course taken by high school students on the Advanced Placement track. The course is designed to help students increase reading proficiency for prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and increase writing ability across a variety of essay types. AP Language and Composition is excellent course to take for students looking to improve their reading and writing skills through analysis of several different texts. Most of Bay Area high schools don’t offer this class, instead they offer American literature honors class. Students may also choose to take the AP Language and Composition test, which can earn them college credit at many degree-awarding undergraduate institutions across the country.

In this workshop, students will follow a streamlined curriculum for AP Language and Composition. Through weekly meetings, students will learn and practice the three types of essays covered in the course: synthesis essays, rhetorical analysis essays, and argument essays. Through personalized weekly instruction, students will learn tactics for reading prompts, crafting clear arguments, citing sources, and using compelling language to write high-scoring essays and develop good writing habits that will prove useful in any writing-based course.

In addition to its three essays, the AP Language and Composition test also requires students to complete several multiple-choice question-and-answer sections. This workshop will give students the opportunity to take official multiple-choice sections pulled from past AP Language and Composition tests. Each week, students will learn effective reading comprehension strategies, test-taking tips and other information to help them succeed in the multiple-choice section of AP Language and Composition test.

This workshop is an excellent supplementary course for students currently enrolled in AP Language and Composition at their high schools. This workshop is also highly-recommended for students interested in the taking the AP Language and Composition test without taking the official AP class itself. Lastly, this course is beneficial for high school student looking to improve their English reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division high school and college classes.

 

Class 1 – (3/17)

  • Rhetorical Analysis Essay Writing: Students will begin to learn the basics of writing a rhetorical argument essay by crafting essay outlines based on official AP prompt.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt.

Class 2 – (3/24)

  • Rhetorical Analysis Essay Writing: Students will continue learning how to write rhetorical argument essays by expanding last week’s outlines to full essays.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. The class will discuss effective strategies for reading texts and answering questions under a time constraint.

Class 3 – (3/31)

  • Rhetorical Analysis Essay Writing: Students will peer review completed essays from last week, giving critiques and suggestions for improvements for fellow students. Students will then read an all-new prompt and craft an outline for a rhetorical argument essay.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt.

Class 4 – (4/7)

  • Rhetorical Analysis Essay Writing: Students will finish learning how to write rhetorical argument essays by expanding last week’s outlines to full essays.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. AP vocab will be reviewed.

Class 5 – (4/14)

  • Synthesis Essay Writing: Students will begin learning how to write a synthesis essay by reading synthesis prompts and source materials and building an outline.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. Reading comprehension strategies and AP vocab will be reviewed.

Class 6 – (4/21)

  • Synthesis Essay Writing: Students will continue learning to write a synthesis essay by expanding last week’s outlines into full essays. Source citation will be reviewed.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. “Process of elimination” strategies will be discussed.

Class 7 – (4/28)

  • Synthesis Essay Writing: Students will peer review each other’s synthesis essays from the preceding week. Students will then practice drafting an outline and full synthesis essay from a new prompt.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. “Process of elimination” strategies will be discussed.

Class 8 – (5/5)

  • Argument Essay Writing: Students will receive an introduction to the argument essay and then practice writing an argument essay start-to-finish from an official AP Language and Composition Prompt.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt. “Process of elimination” strategies will be discussed.

Class 9 – (5/12)

  • Argument Essay Writing: Students will continue learning to write an argument essay by peer reviewing each other’s argument essay from the previous week, discussing effective essay-writing strategies, and writing a full argument essay from a new official AP Language and Composition prompt.
  • Multiple-Choice Testing: Students will read and answer multiple-choice questions from a section of an official AP Language and Composition prompt.