The Free Response Questions on the AP Literature Exam can be brutal, especially since they are timed. Some students become overwhelmed just by looking at the FRQ prompt. This four-step annotation process is something I teach my students the second week of school; I came up with the process after going to multiple AP Seminars. I took bits of pieces from each instructor and created this handout. We practice this all year long to make sure students understand what they need to do in 10 minutes before they starting their actual essay (30 minutes). You can find AP Literature prompts on Collegeboard website to pair with this annotation process.