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Advanced Placement and Literature and Composition is the pinnacle of literary studies in the secondary school classroom. However, the content of the course and its primary mode of assessment equally damage the reputation of literary analysis as a purposeful academic field and threaten to further stigmatize the humanities in a moment when their usefulness is under scrutiny. Students should be shown how stories, and not literature, can be better appreciated in the AP literature classroom through a biocultural, and evolutionary approach to fiction and storytelling.
McCurry, Christopher L., "A Story-Centered Approach to AP English Literature, Curriculum, and Assessment" (2020). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2761.
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