Launchpad LaunchPad for The Language of Composition (Eight Year Access)
Second Edition   ©2013

LaunchPad for The Language of Composition (Eight Year Access)

Renee H. Shea (Bowie State University, MD) , Lawrence Scanlon (Brewster High School, NY) , Robin Dissin Aufses (Lycée Français de New York)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-7347-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-7347-4; Format: LaunchPad
Renee H. Shea

Renee H. Shea

Author

Renée H. Shea is professor emeritus of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State University, and coauthor of The Language of Composition 3e, Literature and Composition 2e, Conversations in American Literature, Advanced Language & Literature, and Foundations of Language and Literature. She is also the author of Amy Tan in the Classroom and Zora Neale Hurston: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"(NCTE). She has served as a reader, table leader, and question leader for both AP Literature and Language readings. She most recently served as the College Board advisor for AP Language, a liaison position with the development committee for AP Language.
Dr. Shea frequently publishes in literary and academic journals such as World Literature Today and Kenyon Review on contemporary authors, including Edwidge Danticate, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tracy K. Smith, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Most recently, she profiled Indian novelist Arundhati Roy for Poets & Writers Magazine.


Lawrence Scanlon

Lawrence Scanlon

Author

Lawrence Scanlon is retired from Brewster High School, where he taught AP English Language and Literature, and is currently teaching freshman composition at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He has been a reader and table leader for the Language exam for the last ten years, as well as serving on the test development committee. As a College Board consultant, he has conducted numerous AP workshops and has trained the instructors for the College Board NY State United Teachers Union collaborative course. Larry is also coauthor of The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric.


Robin Dissin Aufses

Robin Dissin Aufses

Author

Robin Dissin Aufses served as the English department chair at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, for ten years and is now English department chair at the Lycée Français de New York. She is a coauthor of The Language of Composition: Reading,  Writing, Rhetoric as well as the new publication, Literature and Composition. Aufses also has published articles for the College Board on the novelist Chang Rae Lee and the novel All the King's Men, and is a guest blogger at GothamSchools.org and highschoolbits.com.