• AP Literature

    Summer Reading Assignment! 2021-22

    Students enrolled in the AP Literature and Composition class will be required to read "How to Read Literature Like a Professor". This book with lay the foundation for the skills needed to be successful in the class and on the AP Literature Examination. 

    A PDF copy of the text can be found here: "How to Read Literature Like a Professor"

    There will be a quiz on this material when we return to school in August!


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    Course Syllabus:AP Literature Syllabus


    Course Overview

    AP English Literature and Composition is an introductory college-level literary analysis course. Students cultivate their understanding of literature through reading and analyzing texts as they explore concepts like character, setting, structure, perspective, figurative language, and literary analysis in the context of literary works.

    Exam Format:

    The AP English Literature and Composition Exam has consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. There will also be a consistent range of difficulty in the reading passages across all versions of the exam from year to year. The free-response questions will be scored using analytic rubrics, rather than the current holistic rubrics

    Section 1: Multiple Choice

    55 Questions | 1 Hour | 45% of Exam Score

    • Includes 5 sets of questions with 8–13 questions per set.
    • Each set is preceded by a passage of prose fiction, drama, or poetry of varying difficulty.
    • The multiple-choice section will always include at least 2 prose fiction passages (this may include drama) and at least 2 poetry passages.

     Section 2: Free Response

    3 Questions | 2 Hours | 55% of Exam Score

    • Students write essays that respond to 3 free-response prompts from the following categories:
      • A literary analysis of a given poem
      • A literary analysis of a given passage of prose fiction (this may include drama) 
      • An analysis that examines a specific concept, issue, or element in a work of literary merit selected by the student