# Grades for AP Language and Composition?

Topic: Grades for AP Language and Composition?
May 24, 2019 / By Andrea
Question: I know it is 45% Mc and 55% essay but how many points is a 5,4,3,2,1 and the factor mc and the essays are timed. Thanks. Thanks for the info

Westley | 7 days ago
Hey. I'm taking the exam tommorow too. 150 is the total composite score for the exam The multiple choice is worth 67.5 points. The essays are worth 82.5 points. Essays are graded on a 0-9 scale. So that means each point is worth roughly 3 points. The total composite scores needed to earn a 5,4,3,2 or 1 differ each year. However there is a general trend in scores. 100-150 points = 5 99-86 = 4 85 - 67 = 3 There's no need to talk about 2s and 1s. Good Luck!
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Originally Answered: AP English Language and Composition HELP!?
Heyyy, I'm taking it too. :D I've taken the class for the past year in school and even I'm not sure what to do. Lol. Apparently it's not too hard. 55 multiple choice question in an hour, and then we have to write 3 essays with about 40 minutes each, or faster if you get it done. There really isn't a way to prepare. the multiple choice is based on passages they give you. The only thing you can really do to prepare is to look over rhetorical strategies for one of the essays. That's what I'm doing now. Go to wikipedia and it tells you a little about the three essays. One is like a DBQ which you have 15 minutes to read those, then you can start your essay. Another is the one you have to analyze with rhetorical strategies like diction and tone. And the other one you have to agree, disagree or qualify with a statement they give you. Oh, and it's better to guess on this test if you don't know the answers, they use to take of 1/4 of a point, but they no longer do that, if you get a multiple choice right then you get a point, if you get it wrong, no points are added or taken away.

Sammy
The AP Language examination is actual fairly perplexing if English and writing are no longer your good factors. i might propose subscribing to the hot Yorker and the Atlantic Weekly, because of the fact those are the styles of passages which you will examine on the examination. you will get used to complicated wordings and types and be waiting to think of heavily. those magazines are no longer meant for the lay guy or woman, yet for knowledgeable those with psychological minds. there is not any familiar curriculum for the AP examination. this is in spite of your instructor comes up with. make certain you examine each and every thing relatively nicely and be attentive to it, so which you would be able to write approximately it on the examination. wish that enables!
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Naftali
Yeah, the guy above got the jist of it, I'm taking it tomorrow too. My teacher walked us through the formulas on how to get your score, its your Multilple choice score times 1.23 or something and your essays times 3.1-something to get your cumulative score. good luck! Here's to a 5! =]
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Kenrick
3= 50-60% (i think....) n the essays r 2 hours long.... w/ the 15 min 2 read the questions.... its a lil late 2 answer this huh? sorry..... i tuk the test today.....
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Originally Answered: AP English Language and Composition?
It's great that you're eager to prepare for AP Language this early - being motivated is the key to success. Today, I just got my results by phone, and I passed with a 5. Here's my advice: In AP Language, you study pieces of nonfiction and analyze them for rhetorical tools such as organization, diction, syntax, the appeals (pathos, logos, and ethos), tone, anaphora, audience, purpose, synecdoche, concrete vs. abstract detail, connotation vs. denotation, and argument techniques. You read pieces critically and carefully, annotating as you proceed so that you can either (1) answer multiple choice questions, or (2) write response essays. The exam consists of two portions: an hour-long multiple choice part (45% of your grade) and three 40-minute essays (55% of your grade). You will have one or two rhetorical analysis essays, one synthesis essay (essentially a miniature research paper; you are provided succinct sources and must compile an opinion), and perhaps one argumentative essay. Class time is spent preparing how to write quickly and effectively while learning to identify and analyze rhetorical devices. A large emphasis is placed on becoming a global thinker - looking beyond the scope of your personal life by becoming better informed as to the world around you. You will go into the AP exam with outside knowledge that will enable you to develop structured and educated responses to the essay prompts provided. The concept of ANSWERING THE PROMPT (what my teacher told me AP supposedly stands for... :-) ) will be emphasized, and you will need to critically ponder questions in relatively sparse amounts of time. AP readers love essays that stand firmly near a position, use logic and examples to solidify points, and answer the questions "so what?" and "why?" Essays are not supposed to be in the 5-paragraph style with a 3-point thesis; they are to be less elementary. You can prepare by purchasing an AP Language prep book and beginning to memorize the rhetorical terms listed in the glossary. While reading novels is always good, it will not be quite as beneficial for AP Language as it would be for AP Literature. I would suggest delving into some modern satire or perhaps reading distinctly unique excerpts from fiction. Famous historical documents and speeches are always beneficial ("I Have a Dream," "We Will Fight," "The Gettysburg Address," etc.). When reading these, try to put yourself in the writer's shoes. What makes them effective? What are the audience and purpose? How is credibility established? If you practice these things, you will be far ahead of your classmates when the school year starts! I wish you the best of luck in AP Language! :-)

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