Why your smirk and empty smile As the hours away you wile?
The one-hour multiple-choice part accounts for 45 percent, while the two-hour essay section determines 55 percent of the final grade. The multiple-choice section of the exam is based on four selections from literature in English written from the sixteenth century to the present.
Once in a great while, instead of four, there will be five passages. Two of the selections will be shorter and have fewer questions. Two passages are prose selections and two are poetry. They represent three or four different periods and include the work of a female or a minority writer.
A characteristic selection would include a short poem by a metaphysical poet of the early seventeenth century such as Herberta prose passage from an eighteenth-century writer like Swifta prose selection from a Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte, for exampleand a poem by a twentieth-century American poet like Gwendolyn Brooks.
There are between 50 and 60 questions in the one-hour exam, normally 15 or 16 questions on each of two of the passages and 12 or 13 on the other two. An exam using five passages may have 7 or 8 questions on each of the two shorter selections, and from 12 to 16 questions on the other three.
Though there is no absolute guarantee that the three essays will be alike every year, the form of the exam for the last 15 years has been one essay on a passage of poetry, one essay on a passage of prose on rare occasions, a complete short storyand one essay on a topic allowing the student to choose an appropriate novel or play and sometimes a poem or work of autobiography.
Students usually spend 40 minutes on each of the essays.
How the Exam Is Written and Graded The AP literature and language exams are written by a committee of eight English teachers — four men and four women — four teachers of Advanced Placement classes in public and private high schools and four teachers of English in colleges and universities.
The committee is geographically and ethnically representative, and because most of the members serve for only three years, its membership is constantly changing. Working with testing professionals from Educational Testing Service, the committee selects the passages upon which the essay and multiple-choice questions are based and composes the questions for the free-response section of the exam.
All of these questions are pretested in college literature or writing classes before they can be selected for use on an AP examination. The examinations are read in a seven-day period in early June.
Inmore than readers from throughout the United States and Canada read more thanAP literature exams. Inmore than readers from throughout the United States and Canada read just underAP literature exams.
Slightly more than half of the readers are college teachers, and about 45 percent are high school and preparatory school AP teachers.
Each grader reads essays for only one question throughout the reading week, so each exam has a minimum of three different readers. Each student essay is scored on a scale from zero to nine. The standards for the grading are determined before the reading begins by a study of the essays students have written in May.
Sample papers that represent each digit on the scale are selected, and readers are trained to grade one of the three essays. The result of the reading is three scores of zero to nine, or a total score of zero to The scores on the multiple-choice section and on the essay section are combined to make up a scale from zero to With current weighting of 55 percent for the essay section, the total score of zero to 27 is converted to a scale of zero to The number of right answers on the multiple-choice section is converted to a scale of zero to The chief reader then determines where the scale will be divided to determine the final scores of one, two, three, four, and 5 Part I: Introduction five that are reported to the colleges and the students.
The cutoff points are not predetermined nor are they chosen to guarantee a certain percentage of scores at any level. The results differ from year to year as do the percentage of scores in the one, two, three, four, and five categories.
When should I study this book? Browse through it early in the year before you take the AP exam, and read it carefully six weeks or so before the May exam. What College Board publications do you recommend? Students should have a copy of the AP Course Description in English the Acorn book and one or two of the earlier exams.
They will also probably want to own all or some of the complete exams that have been released. It contains nothing that is not already available in other College Board Publications and is a waste of money.
There are additional publications such as one on the language and composition examination. A list of publications and prices can be obtained from the Advanced Placement Program, P.In the poem “Flame-Heart” by Claude Mckay, the use of nostalgic diction, visual imagery, and selection of detail reveals the author’s memories about his youth and the joy and beauty he recalls experiencing.
At noon and evening in the flame-heart's shade. We were so happy, happy, I remember, Beneath the poinsettia's red in warm December. Flame-Heart. Claude McKay (–) SO much have I forgotten in ten years, So much in ten brief years; I have forgot What time the purple apples come to juice.
FLAME-HEART. by: Claude McKay () O much have I forgotten in ten years, So much in ten brief years! I have forgot What time the purple apples come to juice, And what month brings the shy forget-me-not.
I have forgot the special, startling season. Claude McKay Claude McKay was an early Harlem Renaissance poet and novelist who was born in Jamaica. His poetry involved themes of inequality and oppression, usually focusin g on black Americans. Finding a solution to inequality in Communism, he took a pilgrimage to Moscow in after being inspired by the Russian Revolution.
Home Thoughts by Claude McKay - Oh something just now must be happening there! That suddenly and quiveringly here, Amid the city's noises, I must th.