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Ap Central Literature Sample Essays

Exam Overview

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam assesses students' proficiencies across a range of modes of communication—with special attention to the interpretative and presentational modes of communication—and asks students to reflect on the many voices and cultures included in a rich and diverse body of literature written in Spanish. Exam questions assess all themes outlined in the course and exam description. Questions are based on works from the required reading list and ones that are not on the required reading list—the latter to allow students to apply what they have learned through the study of the required works and the historical and sociocultural contexts of those texts. The exam expects students to identify, explain, analyze and compare various works of literature, while using appropriate literary terms and while discussing the works within their sociocultural, geopolitical, artistic, and historical contexts.

Encourage your students to visit the AP Spanish Literature and Culture student page for exam information and exam practice.

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

Click here for details about the exam format.

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

2012

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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.

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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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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