The AP Exam

Section II of the English Language and Composition section of the AP exam is a free response question. This section will consist of three prompts:

Synthesis: You will read several texts about a topic and create an argument that synthesizes at least three of the sources to support your thesis.

Rhetorical analysis: You will read a non-fiction text and analyze how the writer’s language choices contribute to his or her purpose and intended meaning for the text.

Argument: You will create an evidence-based argument that responds to a given topic.