2017 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions

In the age of the Internet, are libraries still important? A collection of sources, part of a set of sample free-response questions from the AP® English Language and Composition exam, discuss that question. A variety of sources, including a graph and calendar, tackle the topic and give writers information needed to craft an argumentative essay. Additional activities focus on different themes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in additional sources on the issue to give scholars practice analyzing a variety of texts
  • Model how to construct a response with specific details
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains three essay prompts
  • Lacks sufficient space to write responses
  • Provides a rubric to score essays
  • Features actual questions from past exams
  • None
Common Core