Date of publication: 2017-08-13 13:11
Are you a high school AP English Student? The AP English essay is part of the final exam to determine if you get your Advanced Placement (AP) English credit, freeing you from one or two composition classes in college. To formulate a top-level AP English essay, some preparation is required in addition to your AP English class. Remember that you will be working under a time constraint of 7 hours for 8 essays (the College Board calls them "free response"). 
All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.
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Mood, voice, and attitude are all closely related to tone, and these are similarly big picture questions. We might be asked to identify the overall mood, voice, or attitude, or perhaps the location of a shift, or a particular attitude of the author or character toward another character, idea, or other development. In the end, we're all just feeling feelings about feelings.
It's no secret that the passages appearing on this exam are far from "light" reading. There's no Oprah's Book Club selection here, though we wouldn't hate that, either. Classic literature isn't known for its readability, which is why the exam asks tons of comprehension questions. The classic comprehension test, as we know, is summarization. If we can read something and then restate the plot, or a characterization, or a theme in our own words, we have generally understood what we read.
Sneakily, these questions are another way of testing comprehension of the passage, made necessary by the intensely complicated nature of some excerpts and authors who undeniably get a bit carried away.
Comprehension launches us into analysis, but understanding is a necessary foundation. Comprehension questions will ask you to identify summaries of certain parts of a passage, the implications of certain words, characterizations, comparisons, or just an important detail.
The goal of all of these is to ask, "Did you get it?" Well, did you?
Write quickly, but remember that you're writing it for someone else to read, not your mom who knew what you were saying even when you were two and babbling with a diaper on your head.
While both are conducted in English, the AP English Language exam focuses primarily on argumentation (like rhetorical strategies, not arguing with your best friend over where to eat lunch). The AP English Literature exam, on the other hand, focuses more on literary analysis. Also, many students will take AP English Language in junior year and AP English Literature in senior year. There's that, too.