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  1. AP English Literature and Composition Exam Questions

    Download free-response questions from this year's exam and past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions. If you are using assistive technology and need help accessing these PDFs in another format, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 212-713-8333 or by email at ssd@info ...

  2. PDF AP English Literature and Composition 2019 FRQ 1 Sample Student

    AP English Literature and Composition Question 1: Poetry Analysis (2019) Sample Student Responses 2 Sample HH [1] Ones predestination for introversion or extroversion - whether due to genetics, trauma, or environment - may seem to be an asset to most, or even passive at the least. In reality, this can be crippling.

  3. PDF AP English Literature and Composition 2019 FRQ 3 Sample Student

    AP English Literature and Composition Question 3: Literary Argument (2019) Sample Student Responses 4 Sample J [1] Oftentimes, when coming from a well-off upbringing, an individual develops an idealistic viewpoint of the world. He or she may believe humans to be innately good or government to be innately focused on the well-being of all.

  4. PDF AP English Literature and Composition

    Question 1: P. K. Page, "The Landlady". The score should reflect the quality of the essay as a whole — its content, style, and mechanics. Reward the students for what they do well. The score for an exceptionally well-written essay may be raised by 1 point above the otherwise appropriate score. In no case may a poorly written essay be ...

  5. PDF AP English Literature and Composition 2019 FRQ 2 Sample Student

    AP English Literature and Composition 2019 is a document that provides sample student responses and scoring rubrics for the free-response questions of the AP exam. It helps students and teachers to understand the expectations and criteria of the exam, as well as to review the literary analysis skills and techniques. The document covers three questions that require students to analyze a poem, a ...

  6. PDF AP English Literature and Composition

    In the poem "The Landlady" by P.K. Page (published in 1943) found on the AP English Literature and Composition 2019 Exam (Question 1), the speaker gives a complex portrayal of a landlady. Read the poem carefully. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze how Page uses literary elements and techniques to convey this complex portrayal.

  7. PDF 2019 Ap® English Literature and Composition Free-response Questions

    2019 AP® ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS. Question 2. (Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay section score.) Carefully read the following excerpt from William Dean Howells' novelThe Rise of Silas Lapham(1885). Then, in a well-constructed essay, analyze how the author ...

  8. PDF AP English Literature and Composition

    The score for an exceptionally well-written essay may be raised by 1 point above the otherwise appropriate score. In no case may a poorly written essay be scored higher than a 3. 9-8 These essays offer a persuasive analysis of how the author portrays the experience of the two sisters within their family and society.

  9. How to Write the AP Lit Prose Essay + Example

    The AP Lit prose essay is the second of the three essays included in the free-response section of the AP Lit exam, lasting around 40 minutes in total. A prose passage of approximately 500 to 700 words and a prompt will be given to guide your analytical essay. Worth about 18% of your total grade, the essay will be graded out of six points ...

  10. PDF AP English Literature and Composition

    Sample: 2C Score: 4. This essay offers a limited discussion of the family's seclusion and difficulty fitting into society and fails to offer an adequate analysis of the passage. It begins with an oversimplified claim: "They [the family] also never fully agreed with society and society never fully agreed with them.".

  11. Every AP Literature Practice Test Available: Free and Official

    The 2019 AP English Literature Course and Exam Description has practice multiple-choice questions and free-response questions.They don't add up to a complete test--there are only 19 multiple-choice questions instead of 55-but there are three free response questions (enough for a full test). Even though there aren't many multiple-choice ...

  12. Expert's Guide to the AP Literature Exam

    The AP Literature Exam is a three-hour exam that contains two sections in this order: An hour-long, 55-question multiple-choice section. A two-hour, three-question free-response section. The exam tests your ability to analyze works and excerpts of literature and cogently communicate that analysis in essay form.

  13. Ultimate Guide to the AP English Literature and ...

    The English Literature and Composition exam is one of the most popular AP exams among self-studiers and enrolled students alike. In 2019, a total of 380,136 students took the AP Literature exam, making it the third most favored AP exam, trailing only English Language and U.S. History in popularity. If you are interested in taking the AP Literature exam—and are taking a class or self-studying ...

  14. How to Write the AP Lit Prose Essay with Examples

    Additionally, she's held previous roles as a researcher, full-time daily journalist, and book editor. Brittany's work has been featured in The Iowa Review, The Hopkins Review, and the Pittsburgh City Paper, among others, and she was also a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee. AP Lit Prose Essay Examples - we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of ...

  15. PDF AP English Literature and Composition FRQ 1 Scoring Commentaries with

    AP English Literature and Composition FRQ 1 Scoring Commentaries with 2020 Rubrics - Applied to 2019 Student Responses Keywords: sample student responses; free-response questions; course information; exam information; curriculum information; course resources; teacher resources; exam resources; 2020 rubrics; course and exam redesign; re-scored ...

  16. PDF AP English Literature and Composition 2019 Free-Response Questions

    Question 1. (Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay section score.) Carefully read P. K. Page's 1943 poem "The Landlady.". Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze the speaker's complex portrayal of the landlady. You may wish to consider such elements as imagery, selection of detail, and tone.

  17. ap-english-literature-and-composition-2019-frq3-samples-2020-rubrics

    AP English Literature and Composition Question 3: Literary Argument (2019) Sample Student Responses 2 Sample DD [1] In Ken Kasey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," patients living in a mental institution known as "The Combine" live a weary existence under the tyranny of Nurse Ratched. This dynamic is shifted with the introduction of patient Randle McMurphy.

  18. How to Write the AP Lang Argument Essay + Examples

    2. Pick one side of the argument, but acknowledge the other side. When you write the essay, it's best if you pick one side of the debate and stick with it for the entire essay. All your evidence should be in support of that one side. However, in your introductory paragraph, as you introduce the debate, be sure to mention any merit the ...

  19. PDF COURSE AND EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Contents v Acknowledgments. 1 . About AP. 4 . AP Resources and Supports. 6 . Instructional Model. 7 . About the AP English Literature and Composition Course. 7 College Course Equivalent

  20. PDF AP English Literature and Composition

    Question 1: Olive Senior, "Plants". The score should reflect the quality of the essay as a whole — its content, style, and mechanics. Reward the students for what they do well. The score for an exceptionally well-written essay may be raised by 1 point above the otherwise appropriate score.

  21. AP English Literature and Composition Exam

    The AP English Literature and Composition Exam has consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. There will also be a consistent range of difficulty in the reading passages across all versions of the exam from year to year. The free-response questions will be ...

  22. PDF Changes to the 2019-20 AP Literature and Composition Course and 2020 Exam

    • Literary nonfiction (e.g., The Bell Jar, In Cold Blood, Night) will be acceptable choices for FRQ3. Final Note: The skill most-tested on the updated AP Lit Exam will be to "explain the function of the speaker or narrator in the text." Online resources to support AP teachers in 2019-20 will go live in August 2019.

  23. PDF AP English Literature and Composition 2019

    Row B: 3/4. The response earned three points in Row B because it provides specific evidence to support all claims in a line of reasoning and the corresponding commentary explains how some of the evidence supports the line of reasoning. The response includes appropriate textual detail in the body paragraphs.