UIL Literary Criticism

Mr. R Cavazos       room: A168

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The UIL Literary Criticism Contest is a 90-minute test in which the student's familiarity with the concepts associated with literary analysis, authors, and works that represent English-language literary history, as well as some of its classical and international influences, is assessed.

Three sections constitute the scored part of the test; a required tie-breaking essay that invites the student to exercise his or her skill in literary analysis completes the test.

  • Part 1: Knowledge of Literary Terms and Literary History (30 one-point items)
  • Part 2: The UIL Reading List - differs year to year (20 two-point items)
  • Part 3: Ability in Literary Criticism (15 two-point items)
  • Part 4: The Tie-Breaking Essay