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AP Language & Composition


Welcome to Mr. Storey's Advanced Placement Language and Composition course page.  The goal of the page is to supplement, enhance and enrich your AP Language and Composition studies during your time with me.  If this is your first time to the page (as a potential student) then this page will help you gauge your interest and ability level for such a rigorous class.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to access the H.W. Calendar for a sense of the pacing and workload.   You can also click here for the course description and here for the course syllabus.  Please also refer to the FAQ's link located in the sidebar.

Unit Links

The Shallows




The Canterbury Tales

The Utopia/Dystopia Unit (Utopia, "The Dream," "The Experience Machine," "San Junipero" and Brave New World)

Nickel and Dimed


AP Language and Composition Exam Prep Links

Rhetorical Strategies Essay

Synthesis Essay Practice

R.O.S.E. Essay Practice

Reading Comprehension 

AP Language and Composition Exam Results by Year

 New SAT Prep Links

SAT Prep Links

Reading Links

"Critical reading--active engagement and interaction with texts--is essential to your academic success... and to your intellectual growth" ("Interrogating Texts" --Harvard Library) 

Developing a mastery for the information in the following links is critical to your success in AP English and beyond.  Print them out, mark them up and study them. If you need to have them with you while you read initially, that's fine too.  The point is to improve as a reader; improving as a writer will naturally follow.

Critical and active reading is the most empowering skill you will ever learn in your academic career. 

The Canon & Literary Theory
Part I (373-382)
Part II (383-390)
Part II (391-400)

Philosophical Perspectives Focus: Perennialism 

Practice a theory:"Like a Rolling Stone" Bob Dylan

Jonathan Haidt's Happiness Hypothesis - Chapter 1

Harvard College's "Interrogating Texts"

Close Reading

Literary Terms

Burke's AP Style Analysis Chart

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Logical Fallacies Handlist

Vladimir Nabokov's "Good Readers, Good Writers"


E.A.A. - Chapter 7

E.A.A. - Chapter 9

The New York Times
- The Stone

 Prentice Hall Literature British Tradition textbook

Click on the image below for access to the textbook. Username: storey@psnteacher
Password: apenglish1