AP English Literature Significant Works Roundup The goal of this assignment is to go into the exam with 10 significant works of literary merit fresh in your mind. Minimally, in the past four years, you probably have read: Richard Wright, Native Son or Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate or Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Cormac McCarthy, The Road Additionally, since you are most likely the kind of person who loves reading, you could probably double or triple this list. In the month before the exam, we need to dust off 10 hefty pieces of literature for easy recall. You will handwrite 10 focused study guides. They should include: Author Title Plot Outline Main Characters Conflicts Themes Symbols These should ideally fit on one page—at most front and back of a page. Before you sit down to do the official one, try to recall as many of the details above as you can from memory. Then, using whatever resources available to you, fill in the blanks. Use Sparknotes, Wikipedia, Cliff Notes, anything that works. The key to locking these in is that you are not cutting and pasting or aimlessly reading. You are trying to recall information, finding additional information, selecting and trimming the most critical information, writing the information down, and finally, studying the information. Your complete packet will be checked off ______________________________. Duhsies! It’s worth 6,000 points (really 100).