AP Language and AP Lit Summer Reading 2017-18

For AP Lang

Each student should read at least five of the essays in The New Kings of Non-Fiction, edited by Ira Glass, ISBN 9781594482670. In addition, each student should read at least one more work from this list of texts. When you return to school in the fall, you should be able to write intelligently about the ideas, arguments, concepts, and writing style of each work. Pay particular attention to the central argument(s) of each work, and how the author connects with her audience. Some of these works are very challenging; make sure to read carefully and consider finding a partner to read and discuss the text with you.

 Enjoy the reading! Don’t treat it as a chore, but an opportunity to read something interesting and engaging.

 A final suggestion would be to read as many articles from quality magazines like The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and/or Harper’s Magazine during the summer as you can, paying attention to argument, style, and structure.

For AP Lit

The reading assignment for students in AP Lit is located here.

Antigone E-Text

The text of Antigone is located here.


Take a Complete AP Exam This Weekend

There is no better way to spend a gorgeous weekend than filling out multiple choice question answers and writing three essays. You’ve got that rare opportunity this weekend, when we will have two review sessions to replicate the experience of taking the AP test.

Saturday at 9:00 a.m. ESSAY FULL TEST


Amazing stuff.

AP Review Stuff

The AP Multiple Choice Practice questions are available here. Don’t forget the password.

Speed dating persuasive prompts are available here!

And a pile of review materials are located here.

Get some prep done!

AP and ACT Review Session Schedule

The following is the review session schedule:

  • Sunday, April 9: 3:00 p.m.  (ACT)
  • Tuesday, April 11: 7:00 p.m. (ACT)
  • Thursday, April 13: 7:00 p.m. (ACT)
  • Saturday, April 15: 3:00 p.m. (ACT)
  • Monday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. (ACT)
  • Monday, April 17: 7:00 p.m. (ACT)
  • Tuesday, April 18 7:00 p.m. ACT Grammarpalooza
  • Thursday, April 20: 3:30 p.m. (AP)
  • Saturday, April 29: 1:30 p.m. (AP)
  • Sunday, April 30: 1:30 p.m. (AP)
  • Wednesday, May 3 3:30 p.m. (AP)
  • Saturday, May 6 9:00 a.m. (Full AP test practice)
  • Sunday, May 7 1:30 p.m. (AP)
  • Tuesday, May 9 7:00 p.m. (AP)

For the evening sessions, enter through the History Hall door. Please arrive on time (a few minutes early) for all sessions so we can make the most of our time. Each session should last between 60 and 90 minutes.

You can also still sign up for reminders here.