UIL Information

  • Literary Criticism -

    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
    2017-2018 Reading List