Trying to study for Advanced Placement (AP) tests can be tedious…but if you’ve prepared and need a small refresher, or if you’re in search of a quick poetry history mixed with some review for the English tests—both Literature and Language—here you go. The AP Literature test includes multiple choice and three types of essays to write.
The multiple-choice section can focus on poetry or prose selections, and of the essay types, one will certainly include a poem.
Instead of simply underlining, Landeis recommends adding small notes, such as where you noticed a poetry device or how the device contributes to the meaning or perspective the prompt asks about.
“It’s best to explicitly state the device,” says Landeis.
“Always read with a pen in hand,” Landeis says, adding that mere underlining often isn’t enough to constitute the beginnings of an essay.
If the poem happens to be lengthy or difficult in content, chances are you won’t have enough time to read it multiple times for meaning or go back to a stanza and wonder what the author’s intent may have been.
It is important to remember the essay structure and essay grading rubric to succeed.
A student can either develop a high-scoring essay, a mid-range essay, or a complete failure essay (low-scoring piece). The rubric will look this way in case you are interested in hitting the highest score (8-9 points): Keep in touch with the process with the help of special learning mobile phone apps. The 1st group of examples includes those associated with the Language & Composition part. A couple of pieces should evaluate the offered literary text.
A student will face: “I work in the admissions team that grades the AP English exam essays several years, and I can say there is no need to focus on the contemporary literature.
The college boards do not consider most of the XX century authors.