The essay section of the AP English Language and Composition exam, also called the free-response section, requires you to write three essays. As of May 2007, you're given 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the essays. (This includes an extra 15 minutes exclusively for reading the passages for the synthesis essay.) The suggested time for writing each essay is 40 minutes. You must complete all.
AP Language Synthesis Research Assignment (Sandy Jameson) -- Complete packet for students to develop their own synthesis essay prompts and sources as a group project and includes suggested topics. Then, individually develop an annotated bibliography and write a sample response. Finishes off with a reflection on the research process.