AP English Literature and Composition


The Language of Composition Reading, Writing, Rhetoric
For over a decade, The Language of Composition has been the most successful textbook written for the AP® English Language and Composition Course. Now, its esteemed author team is back, giving practical instruction geared toward training students to read and write at the college level. The textbook is organized in two parts: opening chapters that develop key rhetoric, argument, and synthesis skills; followed by thematic chapters comprised of the finest classic and contemporary nonfiction and visual texts. With engaging readings and reliable instruction, The Language of Composition gives every students the opportunity for success in AP® English Language. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Rhetoric: Using the “Available Means”
Chapter 2. Close Reading: The Art and Craft of Rhetorical Analysis
Chapter 3. Analyzing Arguments: From Reading to Writing
Chapter 4. Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation
Chapter 5. Education To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education?
Chapter 6. Popular Culture To what extent does pop culture reflect our society’s values?
Chapter 7. The Environment What is our responsibility to the natural environment?
Chapter 8. Community What is the relationship of the individual to the community?
Chapter 9. Sports How do the values of sports affect the way we see ourselves?
Chapter 10. Money What is the role of money in our everyday lives?
Chapter 11. Gender What is the impact of the gender roles that society creates and enforces?
Chapter 12. Justice To what extent do our laws and politics reflect the values of a just society?


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