AP English Literature and Composition
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Important: Because of school closures due to COVID-19, we’re offering at-home testing for the 2020 AP English Literature and Composition Exam as well as free resources to help you prepare. For more details, visit the 2020 AP Coronavirus Updates AP English Literature and Composition exam page. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.
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.
55 questions 1hr 45% of Score
3 questions 2hrs 55% of Score
In the free-response section, you’ll respond to three questions from the following categories with written answers:
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2019 AP English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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2019 AP English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions
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2019 AP English Literature and Composition Scoring Guidelines
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AP English Literature and Composition Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
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