In 2007, questions were added that ask about citation information included in the passages as well.The second section takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete and is comprised of 3 free-response questions worth 55% of your score.If you are new, bring the syllabus of the previous instructor. Bring a work of literary merit (novel, play, or work of nonfiction) published in the past five years that you would consider using in your course.
It tests students on their reading comprehension, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of information, and written argumentation.
The English Language and Composition exam is one of the longer AP exams, clocking in at 3 hours and 15 minutes from start to finish. The first section is one hour long and is comprised of 55 multiple-choice questions worth 45% of your score.
What we want is something useful for our students next year.
See you soon, Bob Kuhn, AP Consultant Special Note: With the advent of new materials and approaches to the course and exam by College Board, we will incorporate as many of the coming changes into the week’s agenda as possible.
As of this writing, many of those changes remain in their planning stages so our discussions of them will depend on how timely College Board will be in releasing their materials.
This may include deleting material from this agenda and substituting new material “on the fly” as it were.
It is most often taken by high school juniors, many of whom go on to take the English Literature and Composition AP their senior year.
Plenty of seniors and even sophomores take this test too though, contributing to its popularity.
The multiple-choice questions require that students read five passages divided between pre-20th, 20th, and 21st century non-fiction prose.
The questions focus on identifying rhetorical devices from the passages and the general functions of and relationships between the devices.