AP Lit Essay length

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By Laceycheer (Laceycheer) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 08:49 am: Edit

I'm doing a summer assignment for my Fall Semester (due the first day of school! Aug 9th! AGH!) AP Lit course, and part of it is 3 essays. My teacher in her typed instructions did not give a recommended length... what is about the expected length of an essay on the AP Exam???

By Conker (Conker) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 11:28 am: Edit

As long as a piece of string, as my teacher used to say.

By Recordingwater (Recordingwater) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit

On the actual exam? I took the AP Lang exam, and I wrote about 3 pages (handwritten) for each essay question. Not quite sure how that translates to word processed. Just write as much as you feel is necessary.

By Bigdreamscj (Bigdreamscj) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit

Don't worry so much about length, but about content. Yea, cliche and all, but I'd rather read something short and really interesting than a bunch of fluff that makes you sound like an honors kid with a thesaurus.

By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit

For my AP Lit class, the summer essays have to be between 500 and 1000 words.

By Deeny1414 (Deeny1414) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

On the actual test, I wrote about 2.5 pages for each essay and I write kinda big. Got a 5.

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