The ultimate goal of AP English Language and Composition is to make students college level writers and readers. It is a college-level course offered to eleventh grade students at BBS with its main focus being the study of language—language as it characterizes its user and language as it has the power to persuade the reader. Assignments are designed to help students improve their reading and writing so they can meet these demands in college as well as prepare the student for the AP exam in May. Expect, therefore, that the work load and expectations are those for a first year college student.