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The AP English Language and Composition exam will consist of 1 online free response question. The total time for the exam will be 45 minutes. The test is open note and open book. Read more about the College Board's academic integrity policy.
The units covered on the 2021 AP English Language and Composition exam will be adjusted to encourage fairness amongst students who have missed varying levels of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Units covered: Units 1–7
Units not covered: Units 8–9
Time: 45 minutes
This question presents students with a passage of nonfiction prose of approximately 600–800 words. Students are asked to write an essay that analyzes the writer’s rhetorical choices. This question assesses students’ ability to do the following:
This outline provides a simple documents with tips for writing a rhetorical analysis essay.
College Board is taking a strong stance against cheating on the 2021 online English Language and Composition test. The following anti-cheating measures will be deployed on testing day to prevent cheating amongst students:
Students found violating the academic integrity policy will suffer severe consequences, including: