AP English Language and Composition
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The AP English Language 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.
45 questions 1hr 45% of Score
Excerpts from nonfiction texts are accompanied by several multiple-choice questions:
3 questions 2hrs 15mins 55% of Score
In the free-response section, you’ll respond to three questions with written answers. This section tests your skill in composition in three areas:
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2019 AP English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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AP English Language and Composition Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
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