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Ap lit comp test prep

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    • Preparing for Success
      Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Test
    • Format of the Test
      Test is broken into two major sections
      Section 1 – Multiple Choice
      Allowed 1 hour
      Section 2 – Writing
      Allowed 2 hours
    • Multiple Choice
      Typically there are 55 questions asked on the test
      Try to find a half way point
      If there are 60 questions, try to be at question 30 halfway through the allotted time
      Multiple choice passages broken up in two ways
    • Multiple Choice - Prose
      Read actively and visually – underline and circle
      Examine organizational pattern
      Identify transitional words and phrases
      Acknowledge point of view
      Evaluate tone through diction and sentence structure
      Be especially watchful for irony and satire
      Watch for odd words that may shift the language
      Pay attention to punctuation for changes in tone
      Use context clues to identify any unknown vocabulary
      Notice and mark SOAPStone
      Speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone
    • Multiple Choice - Prose
      Question Categories
      How does language work in the passage?
      Author’s meaning and purpose
      Why does the author choose a specific wording? To what effect?
      Main Idea
      What is the author’s thesis, attitude and tone?
      Organization and Structure
      How is the passage organized?
      Comparison/Contrast, definition, specific to general
    • Multiple Choice - Poetry
      Pay attention to punctuation, looking for complete sentences indicated by periods, semi-colons, etc.
      Watch for shifts in tone, point of view, verb tense, and time
      Consider repetitions
      Parallel syntax, imagery, simile/metaphor
      What is the logic?
      Asking – then answering questions
      Developing an argument
      Story with a conflict and climax
      Series of analogies and comparisons to prove a point
    • Multiple Choice - Poetry
      Dramatic situation
      Analyze for speaker
      Note sentence structure
      Identify any enjambment
      Discriminate between literal and figurative elements
      Scansion – handout from earlier
      Inferred attitude from author
      Note the difference between author and speaker
      Notice literary devices
      Simile, metaphor, personification
      Notice sound devices
      Alliteration, assonance, internal and external rhyme
    • Multiple Choice - Poetry
      Question Categories
      Dramatic Situation (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose)
      Structure and form
      Universal theme
      Definitions of words in context
      Images and figurative language
      Diction and connotations
      Literary devices
      Sound devices
    • Meter
      Monometer 1
      Dimeter 2
      Trimeter 3
      Tetrameter 4
      Pentamter 5
      Hexameter 6
      Heptameter 7
      Octameter 8
      Iamb U/
      Trochee /U
      Anapest UU/
      Dactyl /UU
      Multiple Choice - Poetry
    • Free Response Questions
      Three prompts– poetry, prose, open-ended
      Use about 40 minutes per question (2 hours total)
      Most questions ask you to analyze
      Analyze – to break something into smaller pieces
      You can do some prewriting
      Develop a working thesis that requires proof
      Full introduction not necessary
      Do not need to list the items of analysis in thesis
      It is okay to scratch something out – reader should only read what is intended to be read
      Understand punctuation of poems, novels, plays, short stories
    • Free Response - Poetry
      When utilizing poetic devices, do not list rhyme scheme as a device – pointless
      Show a working knowledge of poetic language
      Know the difference between the following:
      Sonnet – 14 lined poem, often about love
      Ode – long, serious, meditative lyric poem
      Elegy – serious, reflective; often love poetry
      Epic – narrative poem, recounts adventure of a hero
      Dramatic monologue – speaker addresses silent listener, revealing himself in a dramatic situation
      Mock heroic poem – lengthy poem about a trivial subject written in the manner of an epic
    • Free Response - Prose
      Make sure you carefully answer the prompt given
      Sometimes individuals have the tendency to wander
      Specific textual examples are helpful to mention when you identify ideas
      Be sure not to simply repeat the prompt
      Do not analyze the quality of a text unless you are asked to do so
      Understand the language of prose
      Specifically, be able to describe and analyze tone
    • Free Response – Open-Ended
      Discuss specific elements – don’t generalize
      Do not merely summarize plot
      Analyze, analyze, analyze
      Develop strong and varied sentences
      Choose a work from the list or an appropriate literary work for the prompt
      Do not use Hamlet
      Write about a work you feel comfortable and knowledgeable
      Refresh yourself with works from past school years
      What works have you read in high school?
    • A few last thoughts…
      Come prepared
      Get plenty of rest the night before
      Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test
      Be sure you are hydrated
      Test fatigue can set in, so be patient and mindful
      Everything we have learned this year has been review for this test
      Novels, discussions, writing prompts, essays, practice passages
      Ask me questions if you have any
      jvanengen@sfcss.org – @j_man_v – (605) 759-3914