AP® English

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Author Q&A: Dr. Brandon Abdon

You know him as an AP® English teacher, webinar presenter, and author of our AP® Literature and Composition and AP®  Language and Composition coursebooks by AMSCO®.But how did he get here?Watch the video below to find out how Brandon become a teacher, and what he finds most rewarding about...
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Author Q&A: Lauren Peterson

Come hang out with one of our AP® Language and Composition coursebook by AMSCO® authors, Lauren Peterson! Lauren emphasizes that her role as a teacher extends beyond the classroom. Hear about how she became a teacher, her opinion on hardback versus paperback books, and how she inspired a student to...

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AP® Lang: Word of the Year

It's almost the end of the school year! With the exam behind you and your students, take a moment in class to reflect on this past year (while giving them a final lesson in AP® Lang). The work on this reflection will start by studying, evaluating, and analyzing words and phrases that mainstream...

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Architecture, Design & Structure in Literature

Ernest Hemingway once famously said that “Prose is architecture. It’s not interior design.” Well-known for the sparsity and tight structure of his prose, this is no surprise. That said, there are a number of other writers (and readers) who would no doubt argue with this. Where would most poems be...

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AP® Literature at The Middle of the Year

It’s December. You’re tired. You are fairly certain that you cannot lead another discussion about—or design another activity around—something like the juxtaposition of short sentences and longer sentences in the same text and the effect that variance would have on the text.