AP Literature Exam Study Guide

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The AP English Litearture Exam is on Thursday, May 8. Scores will be posted online in July.

We will be having a Mandatory Study Session on Saturday, May 3rd from 8:00am – 12:00pm.

The test itself is three hours.

  • Multiple Choice: 60 minutes on 4-5 reading passages – Counts as 45% of the final score
  • Essay: 120 minutes for three essay questions, includes poetry analysis, prose analysis and “Open Question” – Counts as 55% of the final score
  • No points are deducted for wrong answers, so students are encouraged to answer all multiple-choice answers. Use process of elimination to get rid of wrong answer choices.

Released Test Questions:

Helpful Study Resources:

Essay Questions (Free Response Section):

  • Literary Analysis (Poetry, 40 minutes)
  • Literary Analysis (Prose, 40 minutes writing)
  • Literary Analysis (“Open Question,” 40 minutes)

Possible Texts for “Open Question”:

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