AP English Literature

Maya Inspektor

2020 - 21 Application

Please copy and paste this application into the body of your e-mail message (do NOT attach as a PDF, please) and send it to minspektor@pahomeschoolers.com. (If you don't hear from me within two business days, it's possible that your e-mail got snagged in my spam filter, so please re-send your application to minspektor@gmail.com and yiyehtov@gmail.com.) Please use “AP Lit Application Attached” as your e-mail's subject line. Feel free to increase the size of spreadsheet spaces in your response.

Note: This year, Mrs. Maya Inspektor will grade assignments and personally monitor the progress of approximately 25 students, while Mr. Tynan Stewart will grade assignments and personally monitor the progress of approximately 10 more students. In all other respects, your participation in the class will be unaffected by your section teacher. The first 25 students to be accepted will be in Mrs. Inspektor's section, while the next 10 will be in Mr. Stewart's section (though they will be moved up into Mrs. Inspektor's section should space open up there, in the order in which they paid for the class).

Student Information:

Please fill in all of the following information in the boxes of the spreadsheet.

Student's first name

Student's last name


Grade (2020-21 school year)

Birth Date

Snail mail” address

E-mail Address

Parent Information:

Once again, please fill in information for the parent(s) that I should contact in the boxes of the spreadsheet. I will include parents in my weekly e-mails to students, so let me know if you do NOT want to receive these e-mails.

Full name(s) of parents

E-mail address(es)

Phone number(s)

Would you like me to include you in my weekly updates?

What should I know about this student?

Please list notable achievements, including test scores, competition wins, extracurricular activities, etc. List all previous AP courses taken as well as the name of AP teachers if the course was via PA Homeschoolers. You can also let me know if this student faces any particular challenges or time constraints that might impact this course. Please list verbal SAT and ACT scores separately from the combined verbal-math score.

Are you planning to take another English class at the same time as AP English Literature? If so, please describe its workload and explain why you wish to take both at once:

Book List:

Please list your five favorite books that you read recently for an assignment, and your five favorite books that you read for entertainment. It's fine if the lists overlap.

Favorite Books for Assignment

Favorite Books for Entertainment











Why did you like the top book on your list? (Please be specific, and please write at least a paragraph.)

Why did you like the top book on your list? (Please be specific, and please write at least a paragraph.)

Writing Sample:

Please cut and paste a 500 word (or less) sample of your recent writing into the box below. This can be fiction, poetry, nonfiction, argumentation, or whatever else you feels best represents you as a writer. You can include part of a longer work. Choose writing that you feel reflects your independent writing ability.

Student Statement:

Please describe to me why you're interested in taking this class. What do you hope to gain from it? What is your background as a reader or writer, and why do you think this course is the natural next step in your education? In your response, help me begin to get to know you both as a writer and as a person. (This is not a full-blown application essay-- one or two paragraphs are fine!)


I have read the course description in the PA Homeschoolers website, and understand what this course will require from me. I further pledge to participate fully in the course, keeping up with required assignments and deadlines. The work I submit will be solely my own composition. Plagiarism is grounds for dismissal from the course with a failing grade. Even though I am submitting this electronically, I understand that my signature is still binding.