ap exam without the class?

<p>please help, my junior year is coming up. i decided not to take our school's ap language class because its hard as hell. well now i guess i would have to take the class in college. </p>

<p>but could i take the ap language and composition exam without being in the class?
and if so, would i be able to do well enough for a 3(score required for credit at ut austin) if i did self taught?</p>

<p>Yes, it is definitely possible. Just get Cliffs Ap Lang & Comp. prep book; go over all the literary terms, make sure you're familiar with the format of the test, and do the practice tests. That should be enough for at least a 3. Plus, in my opinion, AP Lang. relies more on your natural english ability than your teacher or english class.</p>

<p>Do it. My school doesn't offer AP Lang or Lit, but they recommend strong students to take the test. It's so much more about being a good English student (i.e. knowing how to write an essay, recognizing what's actually in a passage), than having been taught facts or formulae (I'm not referring to science here, but to uncreative ways to read and write).</p>

<p>I didn't study except for the night before, didn't even own a book for it, just had a couple of packets from an English teacher at my school. Got a 5 on Lit and Lang (which I hardly know the difference between).</p>

<p>BTW, don't write like I am here. Too many parentheses and in general, awful sentences (like this one, which is actually a fragment).</p>

<p>Where can I find a list of literary terms that I will need to know for AP Language? I plan on self-studying this exam too.</p>

<p>If you don't mind spending a little money, you could get the Cliffs AP Lang & Comp. Otherwise, I'm sure you can just google "literary terms" and get a sufficient list-the terms required for the exam are fairly generic.</p>

<p>I already have the Cliff's guide. However, the list of literary terms inside seems rather short compared to the lists that my friends had from the AP Lang/Comp class at our school.</p>

<p>just to let you know, if you're set on ut austin, they give credit for rhe 306 (the class you get from ap english lang) if you get a 600+ on the SAT writing section or a 26+ on the ACT English section. essay included in both obviously. SAT</a> Cut Scores</p>

<p>however, if you're not dead set on going to UT, take the test. its definitely possible to do well on the test without taking the class. its basically a harder version of the sat critical reading section with 3 essays (which princeton review can teach you how to write). if you're good at english you should be fine. im not however and got a 2 :/</p>

<p>@314159265: I think it should be enough- I studied primarily using the terms on Cliffs and I got a 5. However, if you want to play it safe, I would google some of the literary terms associated with satire (in the rare case that a satirical passage shows up on the test).</p>

<p>Well, I remember seeing terms like "synecdoche" and "zeugma" on my friends' lists, but terms like those weren't in the Cliffs guide. Are terms like those (which I find rather esoteric) tested often?</p>

<p>Generally there are very few questions directly related to obscure literary terms. If you are going to study a list of words, I would suggest you study rhetorical devices, so that you have a large number memorized to choose from when analyzing rhetoric in the analysis essay.</p>

<p>Other than that, Lang/Comp multiple choice is usually very easy, as long as you know how to read critically.</p>

<p>synecdoche was one of the incorrect multiple choice answers on the AP lit test i took</p>

<p>they're trying to fake you out, but it shouldn't matter if you can find the right answer</p>

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I would suggest you study rhetorical devices, so that you have a large number memorized to choose from

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<p>Do you mean rhetorical devices like simile, metaphor, allusion, alliteration, etc.?</p>

<p>I got a 5 self-studying</p>