2018 AP® English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions

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Can a gift be a burden? Scholars take a close look and write essays about characters that have gifts that can also be a disadvantage. Two other essays include discussion of how Nathaniel Hawthorne and Oliver Senior use literary techniques, bringing the total to three practice responses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After completing individually, discuss as a group
  • Allow writers to use the rubrics to score their own work
Classroom Considerations

  • Question three requires knowledge of characters from different pieces of work
Pros

  • Offers rubrics to guide grading
  • Gives sample essays to highlight good responses
Cons

  • None
Common Core