AP/Dual Enrollment Pre-Reading Assignments

English AP Literature

In this course, students will develop the ability to interpret and discuss a literary work critically and insightfully by considering a work's structure, style, and theme, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.

To prepare for the course, students need to READ and ANNOTATE the following book: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. During the semester, we will apply the observations Foster makes in his book regarding how to read a work of literature to every selection we read in the course, so it is very important that you read and annotate this text carefully and thoughtfully.

Annotations should include highlighting and/or underlining AS WELL AS marginal notes.

English AP Language and Composition

Is everything an argument? This course focuses on rhetorical analysis rather than literary analysis. We examine HOW a text means, not just WHAT a text means. We examine the stylistic choices writers and speakers make in order to argue. In preparation for our semester together, please complete the following.

READ and ANNOTATE Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. Annotations should include highlighting and/or underlining AS WELL AS marginal notes.

Dual Enrollment: English 101/102

To prepare for the course, students need to READ and ANNOTATE the following book: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. During the semester, we will apply the observations Foster makes in his book regarding how to read a work of literature to every selection we read in the course, so it is very important that you read and annotate this text carefully and thoughtfully.

Annotations should include highlighting and/or underlining AS WELL AS marginal notes.

Please note: this assignment is for Dr. Moore's sections only.  See the email sent out to students on May 19th for more information.