Many schools offer this course primarily to juniors and the AP English Literature and Composition course to seniors.Other schools reverse the order, and some offer both courses to both juniors and seniors.
These citation questions are not designed to test knowledge about MLA, APA, Chicago Style, or any other particular citation format, but instead focus on how the citations reference and enhance information from the passage.
Students have 60 minutes to answer all 55 questions, and the section accounts for 45% of the students score.
While a total of six or seven sources accompany the prompt, using information from all of the sources is not necessary, and may even be undesirable.
The source material used must be cited in the essay in order to be considered legitimate.
The composite is then converted into an AP score of 1-5 using a scale for that year's exam.
Sub-scores are not available for students for the English Language and Composition Exam.
Scoring is holistic, meaning that specific elements of the essay are not assessed, but each essay is scored in its entirety.
The scores from the three essays are added and integrated with the adjusted multiple-choice score (using appropriate weights of each section) to generate a composite score.
The authors controlled for over 70 intervening variables and found that AP students who took and passed the English Composition and Literature exam had ACT scores that were 2.8 points higher than non-AP students or AP English students who did not take their course's AP test.
With the 2016 AP English Language and Composition exam approaching on Wednesday, May 11, it’s time to make sure that you’re familiar with all aspects of the exam.