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AP Language and Composition Research Papers

Students in Mr. Bubbers's AP Language and Composition class at Saint John's Catholic Prep do a lot of writing throughout the year. Whether it is a rhetorical analysis of a political speech, or a response to an op-ed piece, a study guide for The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, or an explication and summary of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, they persevere. They read; they think; they write. The culmination of the students' year-long endeavor is an academic research paper on a topic of their own choice. They develop a research plan, identify appropriate sources to consult, and formulate a thesis. Then they write. And write some more. Then they edit and revise, creating multiple drafts in order to refine and polish their work. Presented here are five of the best papers written by this year’s AP Language and Composition students.

The 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19, a Comparison

Battered Woman Syndrome: Its Effect on Women and the Legal System

Media’s Influence on Body Image and Eating Disorders

When a Car’s AI Makes Life-or-Death Choices

To Kill A Mockingbird: A Literary Triumph or Racial Slur?

AP Language and Composition Students