AP English Literature & Composition – Part 1: Stories

Enhance your ability to read and write about great literature in preparation for the AP® English Literature & Composition exam.

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  • Course Type AP
  • Subject Composition and Literature
  • Level Introductory
  • Length 7 Weeks
  • Effort 4-5 Hours/Week
  • Institution UC BerkeleyX

About This Course

This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. This course will focus on reading, interpreting and writing about fiction and gothic literature.

You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.

There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.


  • Maggie Sokolik

    Director, College Writing Programs
    University of California, Berkeley

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