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  • City Year is Hiring: Must by at least 17 years old,  a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. High School Seniors or Graduates only. Deadline is Tuesday, April 29 @ 3:30pm. Apply here.
  • Summer Job Opportunity: 2014 Summer Night Lights Program: Available to high school students and recent graduates. Click here to apply (see the website for deadlines).
  • Saturday Senior Project Paper Help: Need help with your Senior Paper? See Ms. Garcia for more information. She’ll be offering a special Senior Paper Workshop on Sat. 4/26 from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
  • Spring Fling Youth Resource Fair: Summer job employment, college counseling, health exams, and more. Food, games, live bands and Power 106! Click here for more info.
  • Community Services Unlimited Inc. Apprenticeships/Internships: Food/Urban Farming (Spring, Summer, and Fall). For students 17 years and up. Click here for more information and to apply. (Disregard the 2010 dates, an error).
  • Youth Air Fair: Interested in a job in the skies? Arts and Aviation Career Fair is on Saturday, May 3 from 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.

AP Literature Exam Study Guide


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”:


AP Literature Short Stories


Have each section’s reading completed by the due dates marked in parentheses. Expect quizzes, discussions and writing assignments.


  1. W.G.: The World’s Greatest Short Stories (Ed. J. Daley)
  2. Perrine’s: Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense (Eds. T. Arp & G. Johnson)

A. Nineteenth Century American Literature: The Gothic and Romanticism (Thurs. 3/27)

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” (Perrine’s, 299-310) – U.S.
  • Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of the Amontillado” (Perrine’s, 611-616) – U.S.
  • Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener” (WG, 1-30 or Perrine’s, 579-610) – U.S.

B. The Golden Age of Russian Literature: Exploring Morality (Tuesday, 4/1)

  • Leo Tolstoy, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” (WG, 38-84) – Russia
  • Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the Toy Dog” (WG, 136-149) – Russia

C. Women In Literature: Notions of Feminism, Race and Sexuality (Thursday, 4/3)

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (WG, 113-126) – U.S.
  • Virginia Woolf, “The Mark on the Wall” (WG, 192-197) – England
  • Zora Neal Hurston, “The Gilded Six-Bits” (Perrine’s, 564-574) – U.S.
  • Alice Walker, “Everyday Use” (Perrine’s, 166-174) – U.S.
  • Toni Cade Bambara, “The Lesson” (Perrine’s, 195-201) – U.S.

D. Modernist Literature: Breaking with Tradition (Tuesday, 4/8)

  • D. H. Lawrence, “Prussian” (WG, 162-179) – England
  • James Joyce, “Araby” (WG, 180-184) – Ireland
  • Franz Kafka, “A Hunger Artist” (WG, 198-205) – Czechoslovakia
  • Ernest Hemingway, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” (WG, 222-225) – U.S.
  • Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants” (Perrine’s, 268-272) – U.S.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, “A New Leaf” (Perrine’s, 420-433) – U.S.

E. Contemporary Literature: Postmodernism and Post-colonialism (Thursday, 4/10)

  • Chinua Achebe, “Civil Peace” (Perrine’s, 511-515) – Nigeria
  • John Updike, “A & P” (WG, 230 and Perrine’s, 619-624) – U.S.
  • Gabriel García Márquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” (Perrine’s, 327-332) – Columbia
  • Ha Jin, “A Contract” (Perrine’s, 575-578) – U.S.
  • Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” (Perrine’s, 311-326) – U.S.
  • Jorge Luis Borges, “Borges and I” (WG, 236) – Argentina