He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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Also, be sure that the introduction lets the reader know that you're on topic; use key phrases from the question if necessary.
The introductory paragraph should be brief-only a few sentences are necessary to state your thesis.
Another aspect you will need to master is a synthesis essay, which is the foundation of many AP exams and requires you to form a narrative using one or many scientific sources.
AP English essays can be rather hard to grade, since in many ways the grading is subjective.
If you have two strong, well-developed paragraphs, then that could probably still make a high score.
However, three paragraphs shows that you have more evidence to support your thesis, and it affords more wiggle room in case you have one weaker piece of evidence.