2018 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions

Discussions of eminent domain sometimes trigger strong emotions. A set of free-response questions from the 2019 AP® English Language and Composition exam tackles the concept with a series of persuasive pieces. Learners analyze all six sources on the topic before writing a practice argumentative essay and answering two additional questions on separate topics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write sample essays and then score their own pieces using the rubric
  • Model how to read each of the sources to gain information without taking up too much time
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed to complete in 2 hours and 55 minutes
Pros
  • Shares suggested time limits for answering each question
  • Mimics the actual structure of the AP® exam
Cons
  • Lacks specific instructions related to the administration of the test
Common Core