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  • Writer's pictureHannah Rosenstrauch

Reading the Way to the Top: AP Lit

For students who want a challenge and love to read, AP Lit is an amazing class.

Unlike AP Lang, AP Literature focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about fiction major works. Typically, the class works on a major work of fiction each month. By the end of the year, students will have completed eight to twelve major works.

“My favorite part is getting to read books I wouldn’t have picked out on my own,” Justice Walton informed.

There is a fair amount of writing in AP Literature. The reading is the most intensive part of AP Lit. With reading a new major work so often, students need to be willing to take the time to read. Reading as much as students do in AP Literature is a commitment.

The AP Literature exam consists of two sections, multiple choice and free response. The multiple choice section includes 55 questions with an hour to complete. Students will have two hours to complete the free response section which consists of three essays: poetry analysis, prose analysis, and a literary argument.

Gracie Entlich suggested AP Lit saying, “People should take AP Lit to expose them to a new perspective as far as reading books and understanding themes.”

Colleges usually accept AP credit for AP Literature when students score a three or higher, but the credit acceptance varies between schools.


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