Welcome Panthers to the Blended Review for the AP Literature Exam
You are working hard in class and teachers are also available for tutorials before or after school. Also-your teachers have created this online guide to provide practice and review ONLINE as you study and prep for the exam.
This is a College Board article on Multiple Choice Strategies . (Please note that this article does not reflect the fact that the College Board changed scoring procedures this year. As of this year you no longer lose 1/4 point for incorrect answers. This means that guessing can only help and not hurt your score.)
Essay #1 Poetry
The poetry question is Question 1. It is suggested that you spend 40 minutes on this part of the exam. It may be one poem or two poems. Take out your AP Roadmap and look at the generic breakdown of the past poetry prompts.
Als here is an example of an AP teacher actually breaking down the poetry prompt under test conditions.
Click here to view 3 videos that discuss the poetry question. Begin with the LAST video FIRST because it shows the entire poem. Then-view the other two. This review takes 40 minutes.
This is the question that is the basic prompt. There will be a list of books/dramas/stories that you may reference. You may also choose any book of literary merit. ****key to remember…NO REFERENCES to POP CULTURE…stick to the list.
The test asks you to write about a novel, play or epic that you have studied. Reviewing some of the novels and plays we've read will help you be prepared to support your ideas with specific details. I think the Shmoop guides are the best and most student-friendly. Take out you AP Roadmap and look up those selections on Schmoop. Review the basic storyline and then look at your prompts list. WHICH SELECTION MATCHES WHICH PROMPT? We have done this in class. We have practiced our “flower”.
You have all your strategies sheets *(DIDLS/TPCASTT/SPOTTTS)