AP English Language

Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High


Comprehensive Review—Synthesis

Rapid Review

• Establish a position on the issue.

• Critically read all given texts and any introductory material provided.

• Annotate your sources using the critical reading guidelines.

• Select appropriate sources to support your position and purpose.

• Choose appropriate excerpts from each of the selected sources that can help develop the thesis.

• Summarize, paraphrase, and draw inferences from selected material.

• Make certain you properly cite each source you incorporate into the essay.

• Construct a conclusion that clearly states a strong, final point.

• Proofread.