This course provides an overview of the basic structure and content necessary for a course in AP* English Language and Composition. The course will address selection of readings, development of instructional methods, design of writing assignments and assessments. The class will work with a multitude of materials including teacher-designed lessons, AP* examinations, and sample student responses. In addition, we will address the 2015 exam and any changes planned by The College Board for future AP English Language exams or the course itself. The instructor will emphasize strategies that promote close reading and rhetorical analysis using a variety of texts, and strategies to engender clear, cogent, and critical writing for different purposes. Each participant will be given the opportunity to develop/revise a syllabus suitable for use in an AP* English Language course.
Instructor: Barbara Murphy, currently on the SUPA faculty at Syracuse University, is a consultant for The College Board's Advanced Placement division for which she presents workshops, institutes, and conferences. She taught AP English Language and other college level courses at Jericho High School for over 23 years and has been a reader of the AP English Language and Composition exam since 1993. She earned her BA from Duquesne University, her MA from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her doctoral course work at Columbia University.
Ms. Murphy is the co-author of four books published by McGraw-Hill: Writing the AP English Essay; 5 Steps to a 5: The AP English Language and Composition Exam; 5 Steps to a 5: The AP English Literature and Exam; and Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay. Her most current book is Putting It Together: Researching, Organizing, and Writing the Synthesis Essay.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
August 3-6; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795
Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.
The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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