AP English Literature

Doc Format:
 
E-Text:

II. Data Sheets: here

 

 

AP Literature Reading Tips


We encourage you to to read as much as you can before the AP test.  Enhancing your reading comprehension is one of the best ways to improve your test performance.  For those with super busy schedules next year, bolstering your reading skills will help you especially. Attached is a list of the top texts used on the test and suggested by the AP College Board.  Enjoy!

 

It's also helpful for the AP Lit. test to have a sense of major literary periods -- you will be better able to contextualize your essays when you know what important periods influence the works you read. 

 
 
Literary Periods
Developing a sense of major literary periods will help you better contextualize your essays as you write your AP essays. See below for a basic overview:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few texts you may be reading in AP: