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AP ENGLISH LITERATURE

Overview

Overview

College

College Equivalency

Course Overview

Learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Read a text closely and draw conclusions from details
  • Identify the techniques used by an author and their effects
  • Develop an interpretation of a text
  • Present your interpretation and make an argument for it in writing
Ap English Literature Overview

Equivalency and Prerequisites

Exam Overview

The AP English Literature and Composition Exam will test your understanding of the literary concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to analyze texts and develop written arguments based on your interpretations.

Duration

3 hours

Format

Paper (in school) or Digital (in school and at home)

Components

Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 55 questions Section 2 | Free Response | 3 questions