AP English Language Exam (Language & Composition)

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The AP English Language and Composition Exam is approximately three hours and 15 minutes long and has two parts — multiple choice and free response. The multiple choice section is worth 45% and the free response section is worth 55% of the final exam grade. 

Section I: Multiple Choice — 55 questions; 1 hour

The multiple choice section tests your ability to read closely and analyze the rhetoric of prose passages.

Total scores on the multiple-choice section are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.

Section II: Free Response — 3 essays; 2 hours plus a mandatory 15 minute reading period

The free response prompts test your skill in composition and require close reading, thoughtful rhetorical analysis, and purposeful argumentation. This section also includes a synthesis prompt that tests your ability to effectively compose an argument of your own by combining and citing several supplied sources, including at least one visual source.

This practice exam covers Section I of the exam.