You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam.

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Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice and free-response questions in the AP English Literature and Composition Course Description (.pdf/2.21MB).

Sample Responses

Student responses to past exam free-response questions are available on AP Central.

Practice with Released Exams

 We have two complete released exams that you can use to prepare for the exam.

Study Skills

Check out our Reading Study Skills and Writing Study Skills as you prepare for the exam.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. To access the files below, you need to log into your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one by selecting ‘Sign In’ in the header and following the prompts to Sign-Up.