Muller, Language & Composition: The Art of Voice (c) 2019, 2e

Grade Levels: 9-12
Fully updated for 100% alignment to the new Framework. Language and Composition: The Art of Voice is a blended reader/ rhetoric that span myriad ages, cultures, and disciplines while building a solid foundation for students as they learn to approach, analyze, and respond to a variety of selections. The text, paired with the digital resources in the AP advantage, delivers accessible and adaptive support to help student prepare for the course, keep pace with the course, and pass the exam.

About the Program

• Updated, in both print and digital, for 100% alignment to new course Framework.
• The five-part organization scaffolds instruction from skills and process, to critical reading, thinking, and writing, and onto AP-level application and mastery.
• Expanded coverage on rhetorical analysis and devices creates a solid framework.
• Synthesizing Sources On feature is refreshed with new, contemporary themes.
• Increased support for argument includes a focus on core skills.
• New student examples of AP Synthesis, Rhetorical Analysis, and Argument essays provide meaningful models.
• Enhanced visual rhetoric coverage helps students to effectively read and respond to images as texts.
• Powerful, personalized digital resources with the AP advantage plus Composition Essentials 3.0.



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  • Muller, Language and Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, (AP Ed),  AP Teacher Manual
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  • Muller, Language & Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, Print & Digital Bundle (Student Edition with Online Student Edition), 1-year subscription
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  • Muller, Language & Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, Print & Digital Bundle (Student Edition with Online Student Edition), 6-year subscription
    Muller, Language & Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, Print & Digital Bundle (Student Edition with Online Student Edition), 6-year subscription
  • Muller, Language and Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, (AP Ed), Digital Student Subscription, 1 year subscription
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  • Muller, Language and Composition: The Art of Voice, 2019, 2e, (AP Ed), Digital Student Subscription, 6-year subscription
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Additional Details & Resources

Close Reading and Writing Skills

  • CHAPTER 1 Active Reading and Response to Texts
  • CHAPTER 2 The Writing Process
  • CHAPTER 3 Argumentation and Synthesis

Issues Across the Disciplines

  • CHAPTER 4 Education and Society: How, What, and Why Do We Learn?
  • CHAPTER 5 Family Life: How Do We Become Who We Are?
  • CHAPTER 6 History, Culture, and Civilization: Are We Citizens of the World?
  • CHAPTER 7 Business and Economics: How Do We Earn Our Keep?
  • CHAPTER 8 Media and Pop Culture: What Is the Message?
  • CHAPTER 9 Literature and the Arts: Why Do They Matter?
  • CHAPTER 10 Nature and the Environment: How Do We Relate to the Natural World?

AP Favorites

  • CHAPTER 11 Favorite Essays
  • CHAPTER 12 Sample Student Essays

Research Paper

  • CHAPTER 13 Writing a Research Paper

AP Language and Composition Practice Exam

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms

Gilbert H. Muller is professor emeritus of English at the LaGuardia campus of the City University of New York. He has also taught at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature; Vassar College; and several universities overseas. Dr. Muller is the author of the award-winning Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O’Connor and the Catholic Grotesque; Chester Himes; New Strangers in Paradise: The Immigrant Experience and Contemporary American Fiction; William Cullen Bryant: Author of America; and other critical studies. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, The Sewanee Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He has written and edited best-selling textbooks in English and composition, including McGraw-Hill’s The Short Prose Reader, with Harvey Wiener, now in its twelfth edition, and The McGraw-Hill Reader, now in its twelfth edition. Among Dr. Muller’s awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.


Melissa E. Whiting is a retired professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, where she also served as department head. She has also taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Ph.D. in English Education. Dr. Whiting was an English teacher at Vinita High School in Vinita, Oklahoma, where she taught Advanced Placement Language and Composition. She also serves as a reader and table leader at the AP Language and Composition scoring. Dr. Whiting is the co-author of How English Teachers Get Taught and other pedagogical studies. Her publications have appeared in the English Journal, Teaching Writing Teachers, The International Journal of Learning, Research in Rural Education, The Oklahoma English Journal, and The Tennessee English Journal. She wrote the Advanced Placement Instructor’s Manual that accompanies the eighth edition of the Prentice-Hall Reader (Ed. G. Miller). She continues to be involved with AP workshops and task forces, served as a senior reviewer for the AP textbook audit, and has contributed textbook reviews to AP Central. She continues to serve as a scorer for the edTPA, SAT, and various state writing tests. She continues to conduct high school writing workshops, focusing on AP Language and Composition in the four-state area of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas.


CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Stephanie Ferree Hyatt teaches AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition at Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2012, Hyatt was named teacher of the year for both Lee High School and Huntsville City Schools. Hyatt is actively involved with the A+ College Ready Initiative and the National Math and Science Institute, for whom she teaches AP exam prep sessions for students and curriculum workshops for teachers. Hyatt has served on the teacher engagement committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers and serves on the teacher cabinet for the Alabama State Department of Education. Hyatt holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Alabama Huntsville, an Educational Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University, and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation for an Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. “I owe a debt of gratitude to the countless teachers who have posted their brilliant lesson plans online and to the many professional development workshop leaders who have influenced my teaching over the years.”