AP Lit. and Comp.

AP Poetry Terms

AP Complete Lit. Terms

Fall ’17

Crime and Punishment (Summer Reading)

8/23 to 9/1

SUMMER READING TIPS AND TRICKS

Dubliners

9/5 to 9/22

Frankenstein

9/25 to 10/16

English Poetry

10/17 to 11/3

Hamlet

11/6 to 11/22

Mrs. Dalloway

11/27 to 12/20

  • Bond Street in the early 1930s (video 2.5 minutes)
  • WWI historical background (video 4.5 minutes)
  • The Modernism Lab at Yale (Virginia Woolf resources)
  • British history timeline (quick facts; slide to the WWI era)
  • The only recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice (“On Craftsmanship” 7.5 minutes)
  • “Shell Shock” (wiki explains views and theories of the time)
  • Twelve-Tone/Atonal Music (video piano example)
  • Cubism (link 1 to MOMA collection) and Abstract Art (link 2 to Moma collection)
  • Virginia Woolf’s suicide note (text, audio, and photo)
  • “The Wasteland” (poem, influenced Mrs Dalloway)
  • Excerpts from Ulysses (novel, influenced Mrs Dalloway; article: why read Ulysses?)

Spring ’18

Huck Finn

1/3 to 2/2

Background Materials

PROFESSIONAL CRITICISM

ESSAY ASSIGNMENT

Heart of Darkness

2/7 to 3/9

Choice Novel Project

3/12 to 3/29

1984

4/2 to 4/25

AP Exam Prep (Testing May 9th)

4/26 to 5/8

  • About the Examination
    • The AP English Literature exam is three hours long and consists of two sections. One hour is given for 50–60 multiple-choice questions, followed by two hours for three to four free-response questions. Performance on the multiple-choice section of the examination counts for 45 percent of the total grade; performance on the free-response section, 55 percent.
  • The Multiple-Choice Section
    • The multiple-choice section of the test consists of 50–60 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. Multiple-choice questions are based on passages. Students are expected to critically read the selected passages and answer the questions based on their analysis.
    • Provide an answer for each question as there is no penalty for wrong answers. Record your best guess.
  • The Free-Response Section
    • The free-response section of the exam consists of two parts: passage-based essays and a standard essay. This section is to be completed in 120 minutes as described below. Each essay is worth an equal portion of the overall score for this section.
  • Passage-Based Essay
    • Students will be required to answer two Passage-Based Essays on the exam in 80 minutes.
    • One essay will be based on a prose passage and the other based on a poetry passage. It is important to reference the work as you completely answer all parts of the prompt.
  • Standard Essays
    • Students will be required to answer one standard essay question in 40 minutes.
    • The standard essay question requires students to answer a prompt using a work or piece of literature as the basis for their answer.

The Canterbury Tales

5/9 to 5/23

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