The AP English Language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers and writers of prose. The best way to prepare for the multiple choice section of this test is to work through as many practice questions as possible. Get started on your test prep right now with our collection of free AP English Language practice tests.
Free AP English Language Practice Tests:
- English Language Practice Test 1
- English Language Practice Test 2
- English Language Practice Test 3
- English Language Practice Test 4
AP Language and Composition Exam
The AP English Language and Composition exam consists of a multiple choice section and a free-response section. You will have 60 minutes to answer the multiple choice questions. Then you will have a 15 minute reading period to read the sources for the synthesis essay and to plan your response. You are then given 120 minutes to write your essays.
The AP English Language and Composition multiple choice questions are designed to test your skill in analyzing the rhetoric of prose passages. There are typically 54 questions, and this section of the test will count for 45% of your overall score.
The free response section of the test consists of 3 essay questions. The first essay is the synthesis essay, in which you will need to write a persuasive argument using a variety of sources to illustrate and support this argument. The next 2 essays require analysis of rhetoric and style in selected prose passages. The 3 essays each count for a third of your grade on the free-response section, so you are encouraged to spend 40 minutes on each of them.
To prepare for this challenging exam be sure to complete at least one AP English Language and Composition practice exam. You can get started now with our free practice questions.