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AP Lit exam tips for scoring high?

I have the AP Lit exam coming up and I'm a bit stressed about it. I enjoy the class and the reading, but the exam format seems tough. How did y'all study to score well on this one? Any advice would be great.

8 months ago

Hello there! Totally understand the stress around AP exams. Firstly, make sure you're familiar with the structure of the AP Lit Exam. It typically consists of multiple-choice questions and three types of essays: poetry analysis, prose analysis, and a free-response question where you analyze a specific theme or element using a novel or play of your choice.

For the multiple-choice section, practice is key. Use past AP exams and time yourself to get a feel for the pacing. Analyzing passages you've never seen before can help you prepare for the unpredictability of the exam. When it comes to the essays, outline your responses before you begin writing to ensure that your argument is clear and coherent. Remember to use specific evidence from the text to support your analysis and demonstrate a thorough understanding of literary devices.

Also, discussing your interpretations of texts with others can provide new insights and reinforce your understanding. Good luck, you've got this!

8 months ago

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