AP English Language
The course is designed for both teachers new to teaching AP English Language and those desiring a refresher in light of changes in the AP English Language exam. Participants will leave with a appropriate resources and a plan for a rigorous curriculum designed to (1) prepare students for college-level writing and research and (2) approach the AP exam with confidence. Particular attention will be paid to preparing students for the transition from largely literature-based composition to the broader demands of college-level literacy. In addition, participants will focus on using current resources such as AP Central to support their curriculum and day-to-day course needs.
Consultant: Donald R. Stoll
An experienced AP English Language exam reader and Consultant for College Board, Stoll has taught college composition for 31 years at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is President of the New Jersey Writing Alliance, an organization of High School and College writing instructors dedicated to bridging the gap between these two groups of professionals and has presented and published widely on issues revolving around the articulation of HS and College writing. Stoll is a member of the Advisory Board for the College Board Middle States Region.
Deadline to register is July 8
Use our registration form, and return with the fee to Penn State at least two weeks before the start of the course.
Fax registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment information and can be faxed to 215-881-7317.
You may also register with your credit card by calling 215-881-7400. You will be notified promptly of any cancellations or schedule or program changes. We will confirm your enrollment in the program and provide information on travel, accommodations, final registration, and parking.
All cancellations must be received in writing by mail or fax. Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee for each course that is cancelled will be made for cancellations received fifteen days prior to the first day of the program. Refund requests made after that time will not be honored, and the participant or sponsoring organization will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute. Note: If you do not cancel, and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Please note: A $250 late registration fee will be assessed if noncredit status is changed to credit status after July 16, 2013.
The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Penn State Abington is not an Act 48 Provider. Penn State Abington will issue a certificate of completion that will detail the name of the program, hours earned (based on attendance) and any other appropriate information. All those enrolled will need to submit certificate to the appopriate school district or intermediate unit so that any earned / completed hours can be submitted and counted on participants' behalf.
This course can also be taken for three graduate credits.