Ap english language research paper topics
May 4, 2018
Conduct research to support your own interpretations and evaluations of literary works
Use reading journals to reflect on and analyze a variety of literary works
Learn to analyze and interpret imaginative literature through the careful reading and critical analysis of representative works from various genres and periods.
Explore literary elements such as a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Develop your writing skills as you express your ideas and analysis in expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.
AP English Literature and Composition Course Description (PDF)
AP English Literature and Composition Course Overview (PDF)
The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slave master was given, which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it. I never acknowledge it whatsoever. Malcolm X
Participate in a roundtable discussion in which you’ll present research and examine key questions on an assigned topic
Conduct research on a topic and then use that information to create your own argument or assertion about the topic
Keep an “assertion journal” in which given a quote, you will analyze and evaluate a writer’s assertion
Learn about the elements that define effective argument and composition through the critical analysis and interpretation of complex texts.
Understand the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience, subject, and genre and how each of these contributes to effective writing. Enhance your own writing skills and understand better each stage of the writing process as you develop expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions.
AP English Language and Composition Course Description (PDF)
AP English Language and Composition Course Overview (PDF)
Updated Example Textbook List
An updated example textbook list is now available on the AP Course Audit website for AP Research. This resource was reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts. Learning List's detailed alignment reports and editorial reviews will help you use these materials more effectively.
New AP Research Teacher Module
This module highlights areas where students typically struggle with AP Research presentations and provides teaching strategies and example activities that address these areas.
Now Available: 2017-18 Rubrics
The revised rubric for the Academic Paper (.pdf/123KB) is now available. Please note: The Presentation and Oral Defense rubric has not changed for 2017-18.
Teacher Scoring of Performance Tasks
Starting in the 2017-18 school year, AP Research teachers will no longer score the Academic Paper. Students’ written work will be scored at the AP Reading.
Teachers will continue to score the Presentation and Oral Defense.
Online Scoring Training
All AP Research teachers are required to complete and pass online scoring training for the Presentation and Oral Defense only. Training is available now on AcademicMerit. AP Research teachers should reference the email that was sent on December 12, 2017 for further details.