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AP English Literature and Composition
AP US History
Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them. 
You will learn:
  • Read a text closely and draw conclusions from details
  • Develop an interpretation of a text
  • Identify the techniques used by an author and their effects
  • Present your interpretation and make an argument for it in writing
Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.
You will learn:
  • Evaluating primary and secondary sources
  • Analyzing the claims, evidence, and reasoning you find in sources
  • Coming up with a claim or thesis and explaining and supporting it in writing
  • Putting historical developments in context and making connections between them
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