and then form an argument that defends, challenges, or qualifies the assertion using supporting evidence from their own knowledge or reading. 1, format edit, the AP English Language and Composition exam consists of two sections: a one-hour multiple-choice section, and a two-hour fifteen-minute free-response section. "2015 AP Exam Score Distributions".
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.8 points higher than non-AP students or AP English students who did not take their course's. This includes a 15-minute reading period. Excerpts from non-fiction texts are accompanied by several multiple-choice questions. This section has three prompts: Synthesis: Students read several texts about a topic and create an argument that synthesizes at least three of the sources to support their thesis.
In a study with a sample size of over 90,000, the authors found that students who took the AP English Language and Composition course did not receive any increase in academic achievement unless they also prepared for and took the AP test. These citation questions are not designed to test knowledge about. Scoring is holistic, meaning that specific elements of the essay are not assessed, but each essay is scored in its entirety. These questions are based on at least one passage which is a published work, including footnotes or a bibliography. Contents, aP English Language and Composition is a course in the study of rhetoric taken in high school.
Students have 60 minutes to answer all 55 questions, and the section accounts for 45 of the students score. "About AP Scores The College Board". The total Section II time is 2 hours and 15 minutes. 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 free-response section is scored individually by hundreds of educators each June. Other schools reverse the order, and some offer both courses to both juniors and seniors. Rhetorical analysis: Students read a non-fiction text and analyze how the writer's language choices contribute to his or her purpose and intended meaning for the text.