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 Exam format is:
-45% of final grade
-55 multiple choice questions
-55% of final grade
-3 essay questions:
- Literary analysis of a given poem
- Literary analysis of a given passage of prose fiction
- Literary analysis that examines a specific concept, issue, or element in a literary work that you select
When is the AP English Literature Exam?
The AP English Literature and Composition Exam date for the 2020–2021 school year is Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8 a.m. The test is only offered once per year.