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Ap Sample Essay Questions

You must place an AP number label on each of the exam materials where it is indicated to do so. If you don’t, it may be impossible to match your answer sheet with your exam materials, which could delay or jeopardize your AP score.

  • Your sheet of bar-coded number labels is located in the center of the AP Student Pack that will be given to you on or before exam day.
  • You are assigned a unique number each year you take AP Exams.
  • Never use anyone else’s AP labels or number.
  • A removable card is provided in your AP Student Pack to help you keep a record of your AP number. You will need your AP number throughout the exam administration and in the months following the exam to order score reports and other services.
  • For the AP Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture exams your AP number must be keyed accurately into the exam computer.
  • For the AP Studio Art Exams, your AP number must be keyed accurately into the Digital Submission Web Application and, if you are submitting a Drawing or 2-D Design portfolio, your AP number needs to be attached to each artwork submitted for your Selected Works section.

 

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 Language and Composition Course Description(.pdf/3.25MB).

Sample Responses

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

Study Skills

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

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

2012

All documents are PDFs unless otherwise indicated.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP English Language 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.

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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