Advanced Placement English Literature builds on the study of rhetoric in AP Language and Composition with a focus on the study of literature (prose and poetry). The course syllabus is audited and approved by the College Board. A variety of college level texts are used and students are expected to have the intellectual sophistication to approach challenging content with a mature attitude. Along with the writing required in English 12, AP students prepare additional literary essays which reflect upon tone and structure, and draw parallels between genres and works. Students will do in depth studies of literary eras, genre, and form. AP students will prepare multiple oral presentations founded in research based questions. AP students also review grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. An on-going focus of AP Literature is preparation for the AP Literature and Composition Test in May.