AP English Literature

Course Description


English Literature

An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
Consultant: Peter Drewniany


For the past thirty one years , Peter Drewniany has taught English at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, where he teaches Advanced Placement English Literature, among other courses, and chairs the department, and has held the Willilam Schoff Chair for Distinguished Teaching in English.He has served as a College Board consultant since 1982 and has been a Reader and Table Leader for both the A.P. Language and Literature exams. Since 1990  he has taught at AP summer institutes throughout the country. 


Deadline to register is July 11

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.


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.


ACT 48

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.




Abington Towne Center
1475 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
The $840 fee covers all instruction, course notes, program materials, computer fees and lunch. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or purchase order (made payable to Penn State); a letter of authorization to bill your employer or organization, MasterCard, or VISA. An additional charge of $30 will be added to all walk-in registrations.
For more information, contact:
Kena Sears
Kena Sears
Course Dates
Mon Aug 4, 2014 - 8:30:AM - 4:45:PM
Tue Aug 5, 2014 - 8:30:AM - 4:45:PM
Wed Aug 6, 2014 - 8:30:AM - 4:45:PM
Thu Aug 7, 2014 - 8:30:AM - 4:45:PM
Course Details
Schedule Number: 560528
Sessions: 4