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AP Eng Lit/Comp
Instructor: Hardy, Elisabeth   
Welcome to AP Literature and Composition!  I look forward to working with each of you during the 2015 - 2016 school year.  We will be part of the Full Circle Technology program and will have access to technology on a daily basis, so there will be lots of new material and innovative projects and teaching. My contact information can be found below in the Announcement section or on my Profile page.  Have a great school year!

Course Description

Advance Placement Literature and Composition provides students a college-level introduction to literature from the 1500s to the present day.  Texts will include poetry, novels, drama, short stories, and non-fiction from predominately English and American authors, but will include various world authors as well.  The framework for this course will be an intensive review of writing and analytical skills followed by a chronological study of world literature.  Using these texts and questions/themes, students will develop a close reading and careful analysis of fictional works. Successful students will be self-motivated and will be invested in the course material.  The course will be taught seminar style in which students come to class having read the required material beforehand.  Students should also be prepared with questions and comments which will begin daily discussions.


As the AP Exam is considered a part of the course, a great deal of time will be spent preparing students for the exam.  Students will not only receive strategies for the test, but will also be given practice quizzes, exams, and essays on a weekly basis.  Holistic grading and the AP writing rubric will be explored in depth and will be used to assess all in-class, timed essays as well as other writings. 

Here it is, in all its glory and magnificence! :) I have included every handout and assignment you will need. The books you will need to acquire are
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.
Here is a link to the work in OneDrive:

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Lesson Plans
My lesson plans can be viewed by clicking here.
Grading Policy


25%=Class work/Homework/Journals / Practice Exams

25%=Quizzes/Writing Assignments (In class)

50%-Tests/Projects/Writing Assignments (Out of class)

Contact Information
Email: (previously and )

Phone: 803-442-6100 ext. 136

Best times to Contact: 2:40 - 4:00 p.m..
Welcome to AP Lit!
Welcome to AP Lit! Your summer assignment can be found in the files below. I am planning to have one or two half-day workshops during the summer to work on the assignments. Check back for dates and times.

Please feel free to email me should you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to seeing you on August 18!

Dr. Hardy
Discussion Topics
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Web Pages
There are currently no quizzes.
 Outside Works for AP Lit
These are works listed on your syllabus but that are not found in your textbook.
Powerpoint lessons and handouts over writing. Guidelines for submitting materials.
 AP Exam
Files that will help as you prepare for the multiple choice and essay portions of the AP Exam.
2015-2016 Syllabus
Major Works Data Sheet
 The Old Bird, A Love Story.pdf
This is the short story for homework on Tuesday, April 12.
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