Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition is designed to train students to use rhetorical strategies in order to become skilled writers in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes. The emphasis in writing will be practiced in composing, critiquing, revising, editing, and rewriting. Students will read literary and non-fiction prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and contexts to become more aware of the interaction between the purpose, audience, subject, conventions, and resources of language. Students will be introduced to the skills necessary for taking the AP English examination in Language and Composition, which requires an extra fee. Those who choose to take the optional qualifying test and successfully pass it may receive college credit for the work completed; contingent on the college the student chooses to attend. In addition, students may opt to earn university credit by dual enrolling if dual enrolling is offered.