It will be something that isn’t stated directly or concretely, but that you can assume based on what is stated clearly in the passage.You can identify these questions from words like “infer,” and “imply.” The key to these questions is to not be tripped up by the fact that you are making an inference—there will be a best answer, and it will be the choice that is best supported by what is actually found in the passage.All questions are taken from the sample questions on the “AP Course and Exam Description.” These are questions that test your ability to understand what the passage is saying on a pretty basic level.
In order to facilitate students becoming more proficient in these areas, major writing assignments in the course might call on students to draw connections between texts, to understand how texts are closely related to other texts, both literary and non- literary, and to set the literary texts within larger frames for further investigation and analysis.
English 126 requires three (3) formal essays, including one research paper, that is the result of drafting and revision.
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The AP Literature Exam is a three-hour exam that contains two sections.
I’ll break each of them down here and give you tips on how to identify and approach them.
Without further ado, here are the eight question types you can expect to see on the AP lit exam.You can expect to see 4-5 excerpts of prose and poetry.You will, in general, not be given an author, date, or title for these works, although occasionally the title of a poem is given. The date ranges of works could fall from the 16th to the 21st century.You may have to go back and re-read parts to make sure you understand what the passage is saying.Example: These questions ask you to infer something—a character or narrator’s opinion, an author’s intention, and so forth—based on what is said in the passage.Read on for a breakdown of the two different sections and their question types.The multiple-choice section, or Section I of the exam, is 60 minutes long and has 55 questions, and it counts for 45% of your overall exam grade.To help you develop your course, we have included sample assignments.The first two sets below were suggested by faculty members as part of the series of English composition workshops conducted in the spring of 2013.If you have any questions or doubts about whether to assign an INC grade, please do not hesitate to contact the Department Chair, Deputy Chair, or Writing Program Director for guidance.If you're planning to take the AP English Literature and Composition exam, you'll need to get familiar with what to expect from the test.