How much homework is in English Language & Composition?

AP® English Language & Composition is a rigorous, college-level course. We estimate that the course workload will take 10+ hours per week.

During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

  • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
  • 5–10 minutes of video or audio lecture
  • 1–2 short writing assignments, which may include half-page or one-page essays, paragraph rewrites, timed essay writing (for AP® exam practice), essay analysis quizzes, or discussion forum posts
  • ~30–40 pages of textbook reading for grammar and writing techniques
  • ~10 pages of non-fiction selections for reading comprehension and analysis assignments
  • 1 vocabulary quiz

Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

  • 1 midterm exam
  • 1 final exam
  • One research paper (8–10 pages). As part of this assignment, students will complete thesis writing exercises, outlining assignments, rough drafts, and peer review of drafts.