AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
2015 SCORING GUIDELINES
(Derek Walcott, XIV)
The score should reflect the quality of the essay as a whole its content, style, and mechanics. Reward
the students for what they do well. The score for an excep
How to Write an Essay
The 5 paragraph essay
Body Paragraph 1
Body Paragraph 2
Body Paragraph 3
Introduce your topic in the first line: General
statement introducing text and author. Italicize text
ideally takes your insight
beyond the essay
Support: Where is it so? Show it!
Explanation: How or why is it so?
CSE: Claim: Say what is so.
internal & external
t The text The text The