AP English Literature and Composition* (Part of the AP Partner Classes)
Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition
Partnered with AP European History*
One weekly class with a 90-min period and an additional 40 mins*
Prerequisites: At least a C in two previous high-school level English classes and motivation to do college-level work.
This seminar-style course provides an opportunity for students to dig into literature in an analytical way, writing about and discussing the content and context of classic works. Through study of writing techniques, literary terms, and backgrounds of literature from various centuries and cultures, students investigate literary analysis and learn to navigate through some of the powerful worldviews of history, from African to Russian, and from existentialist and feminist to Christian. Discussion, research, mapping, and analytical writing lead to drafts and revisions of essays and explications, and study of past AP exams makes the optional, national May exam more friendly to the student. Despite this serious description, students actually enjoy the give and take in the discussions and the chance to dig deeply into interesting material. Much of the class is interactive and hands-on. Optional summer reading can add extra credit and may cover August classwork if parents desire to start the course before Labor Day. Want to visit a class? Please drop into any of Margaret's classes at any time.
Required Texts: Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense (ISBN 0155511084) and classic literature such as Things Fall Apart; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Hamlet (Folger Edition); Doll's House**; Cry, the Beloved Country; The Plague; Death of a Salesman**. (**included in Perrine text)
Tuition: $75/month for 9 months
Take $5 off per month per student for families with multiple students enrolled in Shuman courses in a current year.
*Advanced Placement Partner Classes for 2017-18
Students at Eastside Academic Studies have the opportunity to pair two AP classes in order to strengthen perspectives on both bodies of knowledge. AP comprehension, testing, and writing skills that are common between the two AP courses can be handled jointly, providing additional instructor and student time with core material. Each class will add 40-45 minutes to the standard 90-minute class time for each subject. Courses are also available without being partnered.
AP European History, 45.08400; Grace Bailey
& AP English Literature and Composition, 23.05300; Margaret Shuman
Eastside Academic Studies, Tuesdays
Students complete both courses for two core hours of credit, or may take either course separate from the other. Course descriptions available at Eastside Academic Studies and at the contact info below.
For more information about these AP Partner classes: www.MargaretShuman.com