The free-response section accounts to 55% of your score.
You will be given two hours to complete three free-response essays. The second will be regarding an excerpt from prose fiction or drama.
Writing is an integral part of the course and exam.
Essay assignments focus on the critical analysis of provided literary works and can be expository, analytical or argumentative. It is comprised of three free-response essays and 55 multiple-choice questions.
Repeat or elaborate passages to ensure you’ve understood them.
Consider the following question as you read, “What is the meaning of this sentence, paragraph, stanza, or chapter?
These range from specific interpretation of a given line or literary device used, to overall understanding of a writer’s purpose, theme or style.
Literature represented may span the 18th to 20th centuries.
Critical reading is essential for any AP English Literature review.
It’s important to never skim through passages while studying.