FAQs

Q: May I exceed the word limit for the nonfiction essay?

A: Please keep your essay to no more than 900 words. Part of being able to write effectively is being able to write concisely.

Q: Can watching the film version of these books substitute for reading them?

A: No. You will be expected to look closely at the text of these books for your summer reading assignments. In some cases, the film version of the story is significantly different from the book.

Q: How do I know if Pre-AP English 1 is the right level for me?

A: A good indicator of your readiness for Pre-AP English 1 is your summer reading task. If you enjoy reading these books and you don’t find the experience too challenging, then Pre-AP English will probably be a good fit.