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Understanding the AP Lit format: What should I expect?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior taking AP Lit this year and I'd like to know more about the exam format. How many sections are there, the timing for each section, and any advice on how to tackle them? Any help would be appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! AP Lit is an interesting class and the exam can be quite the challenge, but with the right preparation, you'll do great. The AP Lit exam consists of two main sections: the multiple-choice section and the free-response section.

The multiple-choice section includes 55 questions that you'll have 1 hour to complete. The questions are mostly based on reading passages, so practicing your close reading and critical thinking skills can be very helpful.

The free-response section has three essay prompts and lasts for 2 hours. In this section, you'll write essays analyzing a poem, a prose passage, and a concept in a literary work. To prepare for this section, try getting familiar with different literary devices, practice writing essays under timed conditions, and get feedback from your teacher or peers.

One piece of advice I can give you for the exam is to read the question stems and prompts closely, and make sure you're addressing what they're asking. Being organized and well prepared is key in tackling the AP Lit exam. Best of luck, and I hope you find this information helpful!

7 months ago

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