AP English Language & Composition
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AP English Language & Composition Exam
The Advanced Placement English Language & Composition course teaches students to write with richness and complexity in order to communicate clearly with advanced readers. The essays written in this course are to be less formulaic and more engaging to the reader. The focus is on the essay’s content and purpose as well as the intended reader. The students also need to be able to use a variety of research materials in their writing and be able to synthesize these various sources in an effective matter. Sources need to be cited in a critical manner and students must evaluate the legitimacy and purpose of the source.
The AP English Language Exam format is:
Multiple-Choice (60 minutes, 45% of final grade)
-54 multiple choice questions
Free-Response (135 minutes including a 15 minute reading period, 55% of final grade)
-3 essay questions including 1 synthesis question
AP Synthesis Essay: The synthesis question measures your ability to make a written argument by combining and citing a several different written sources and at least one visual source. The source material is provided in the test.
AP Argument Essay: The argument essay prompt requires you to compose an argument which is supported by evidence and reasoning from your own reading, observations, and experiences.
AP Analysis Essay: The analysis essay prompt requires you to analyze the rhetoric of a single text
When is the AP English Language & Composition Exam?
The AP English Language Exam date for the 2017/2018 school year is Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 8 a.m. The test is only offered once per year.