For over a decade, The Language of Composition has been the most successful textbook written for the AP(R) English Language and Composition Course. Now, its esteemed author team is back, giving practical instruction geared toward training students to read and write at the college level. The textbook is organized in two parts: opening chapters that develop key rhetoric, argument, and synthesis skills; followed by thematic chapters comprised of the finest classic and contemporary nonfiction and visual texts. With engaging readings and reliable instruction, The Language of Composition gives every students the opportunity for success in AP(R) English Language. AP(R) is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.