AP English Literature
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AP English Literature & Composition Exam
The AP English Literature and Composition course focuses on both the reading of literature and writing about it. The reading assignments cover a variety of genres and time periods and students should engage in the critical analysis of each text. The writing focuses on the experience, evaluation, and interpretation of the literature.
The AP English Literature and Composition Exam format is:
Multiple-Choice (60 minutes, 45% of final grade)
-55 multiple choice questions
AP English Free-Response (120 minutes, 55% of final grade)
-3 essay questions
The multiple choice questions are based on short passages that you read followed by a number of questions about the style, form, and content of the material. The free-response essay questions test your ability to analyze literary texts and write effective essays using clear prose.
When is the AP English Literature Exam?
The AP English Literature and Composition Exam date for the 2017/2018 school year is Wednesday, May 9th 2018 at 8 a.m. The test is only offered once per year.