English literature and composition
This exam will examine your ability to think critically and analyze literary excerpts. The test is three hours long and consists of a multiple-choice portion (worth 45% of your grade) and an essay portion (worth 55% of your grade). The advanced literature generally requires discipline in literary criticism or at least some knowledge of literary criticism, its theories and approach to literature. The composition is altogether a different thing. It is not subjective, there are methods and rules to be learned. Be prepared to read and write a lot, as well as gaining skills in in-depth literary analysis. You will learn how to discuss themes in depth, which will ultimately lead to philosophical discussions. AP English Lit is the gateway into real Liberal Arts studies, so embrace it for its value.