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AP Literature A Quick Introduction to the Timed Essay . K. Matteson. This Essay (#3 on the exam) is very similar to essays you wrote in AP Language. . Differences: Prompt requires thorough knowledge of a play or novel.

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Ap literature a quick introduction to the timed essay

AP LiteratureA Quick Introduction to theTimed Essay

K. Matteson


This essay 3 on the exam is very similar to essays you wrote in ap language

This Essay (#3 on the exam) is very similar to essays you wrote in AP Language.

Differences:

  • Prompt requires thorough knowledge of a play or novel.

  • You will not have a text in front of you. There will be a prompt (like one you are about to see) and a list of suggested works.


A few suggestions

A Few Suggestions:

  • Spend time planning your essay (10 minutes), and find some angle, within the context of the prompt, that you feel passionate about, whether emotionally, intellectually or philosophically (passion moves readers.

  • Make sure your essay has a clear ARGUABLE thesis statement which clearly reflects what you intend to discuss. Make sure your thesis is an EXACT reflection of what the prompt is asking WITHOUT simply restating the prompt.


Ap literature a quick introduction to the timed essay

  • Make sure that all your claims/analysis has effective support AND that the support you choose is the best the text has to offer.

  • The conclusion should be a separate paragraph, even if you only have time for one sentence

  • Don’t use plot summary in your response. “Summary is death!”


Very important

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!

Respond to the prompt, all parts of the prompt!


Final thoughts

Final Thoughts:

  • Always try to write at least two full pages.

  • Don’t worry about spelling. A few errors are OK.

  • Do not write from the first person perspective (No “I think…” or “In my opinion”).


Do not freak out about this essay today

Do NOT freak out about this essay today!

  • I will grade this on the official AP rubric, but I will take into consideration that this is your first essay of the year.

  • I am more concerned about content (your knowledge of Life of Pi) than stylistic elements at this point.


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