URI College Writing 1 Credit, 3 URI Credits; 1 Year
This one year course is a dual enrollment program with the University of Rhode Island. The course fulfills the General Education requirement for English Communication (ECW) at URI and focuses on writing as the sharing of information. It covers varieties and strategies of expository writing for different audiences and situations. Students will be introduces to a number of different genres, including reports, letters, reviews, websites, and academic essays. In addition, this course provides extensive practice in writing effectively, reading complex texts and using information technologies.
AP English Language 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
This course aligns to introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text from many disciplines and historical periods. The AP exam is required at the conclusion of the course.
AP English Literature 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisites: teacher recommendation
This course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, styles and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. The AP exam is requires at the conclusion of this course.