The multiple-choice section, or Section I of the exam, is 60 minutes long and has 55 questions, and it counts for 45% of your overall exam grade.
Example: These questions ask you to infer something—a character or narrator’s opinion, an author’s intention, and so forth—based on what is said in the passage.
It will be something that isn’t stated directly or concretely, but that you can assume based on what is stated clearly in the passage.
The meaning of figurative language phrases can normally be determined by the phrase’s context in the passage—what is said around it? Example 1: Identifying Example 2: Interpreting These questions involve identifying why an author does what they do: from using a particular phrase to repeating certain words.
Basically, what techniques is the author using to construct the passage/poem and to what effect?
If you're planning to take the AP English Literature and Composition exam, you'll need to get familiar with what to expect from the test.
Whether the 2020 test date of Wednesday, May 6 is near or far, I’m here to help you get serious about preparing for the exam.They don’t require you to do a lot of interpretation—you just need to know what is actually going on.You can identify these from words and phrases like “according to,” “asserting,” “mentioned,” and so on.Example: These questions will ask you to describe something about a character.You can spot them because they will refer directly to characters’ attitudes, opinions, beliefs, or relationships with other characters.You can identify these questions from words like “infer,” and “imply.” The key to these questions is to not be tripped up by the fact that you are making an inference—there will be a best answer, and it will be the choice that is best supported by what is actually found in the passage.In many ways, inference questions are like second-level reading comprehension questions—you need to know not just what a passage says, but what it means.In this guide I’ll go over the test's format and question types, how it's graded, best practices for preparation, and test day tips.You’ll be on your way to AP English Lit success in no time!Example: Some questions will ask you to identify or describe something about the passage/poem as a whole: its purpose, tone, genre, etc.You can identify these by phrases like “in the passage,” and “as a whole.” To answer these questions, you need to think about the excerpt with a bird’s-eye view.