AP English Language and Comp Past Exam Questions

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Free-Response Questions

Download free-response questions from past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions.

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Note: The table below features a selection of free-response questions and related scoring information from the 2020 exam. You can find all of the 2020 FRQs and corresponding scoring information in AP Classroom.

2020 Exam: Free-Response Questions, Student Sample Responses, and Scoring Information
Prompts and Samples Scoring Commentaries Scoring Information

Prompt for Sample Packet 1 – Johnson

Sample Packet 1 – Johnson

Scoring Commentaries Packet 1 – Johnson

Scoring Guidelines – Johnson

Prompt for Sample Packet 2 – Kennedy

Sample Packet 2 – Kennedy
Scoring Commentaries Packet 2 – Kennedy

Scoring Guidelines – Kennedy

Prompt for Sample Packet 3 – Obama

Sample Packet 3 – Obama
Scoring Commentaries Packet 3 – Obama

Scoring Guidelines – Obama

Scoring Distributions

2019: Free-Response Questions

  Samples Commentaries Scoring Guidelines

Questions originally from the 2018 exam

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Question 2
Question 3

Question 1
Question 2
Question 3

Scoring Guidelines

2011: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2010: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2009: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions 

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2008: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2007: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2006: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2005: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Sample Responses

 
2003: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Grade Distributions

* Note: The third sample response has been replaced with the appropriate text (EE).