The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. This is a dual credit English course as well as an Advanced Placement English course. Juniors receive three free hours of college English credit from Angelo State University for each semester they are in the course. The hours are transferrable to any state school in Texas and to most private schools as well. The courses for which students receive credit are ENGL1301 – English Composition and ENG1302 – Writing Across the Curriculum.