AP English Literature & Composition For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 13, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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Yes, you can pass the AP English Literature and Composition exam with ease! Just brush the dust off your thinking cap and get a little help from AP English Literature and Composition For Dummies. It gets you up to speed on all the topics and themes of the AP exam in a focused, step-by-step manner.

Beginning with an exam overview and ways to get the most out of an AP English class, this book has it all: long- and short-range planning advice, detailed chapters that discuss the four main literary genres, and two full-length practice exams — complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. It helps you perfect the skills you need to get your best possible score. Two bonus appendixes provide a full list of teacher-recommended titles to choose from for the open-ended essay, as well as a quick grammar review to address the fundamentals of superior essay writing. Discover how to:

  • Get familiar with the exam format and the types of questions you’ll face
  • Figure out what the questions are really asking
  • Maximize your score on multiple-choice questions
  • Write effectively and eloquently about poetry, prose, and drama
  • Prepare for paired passages and craft a clever open-ended essay
  • Annotate poetry and prose like an expert

Passing the AP English Literature and Composition exam doesn’t have to be torture. Get AP English Literature and Composition For Dummies and find out how easy it can be.

 

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2008 - 384 pages
Yes, you can pass the AP English Literature and Composition exam with ease! Just brush the dust off your thinking cap and get a little help from AP English Literature and
Composition For Dummies. It gets you up to speed on all the topics and themes of the AP exam in a focused, step-by-step manner. Beginning with an exam overview and ways to get the most out of an AP English class, this book has it all: long- and short-range planning advice, detailed chapters that discuss the four main literary genres, and two full-length practice exams — complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. It helps you perfect the skills you need to get your best possible score. Two bonus appendixes provide a full list of teacher-recommended titles to choose from for the open-ended essay, as well as a quick grammar review to address the fundamentals of superior essay writing. Discover how to: Get familiar with the exam format and the types of questions you’ll face Figure out what the questions are really asking Maximize your score on multiple-choice questions Write effectively and eloquently about poetry, prose, and drama Prepare for paired passages and craft a clever open-ended essay Annotate poetry and prose like an expert Passing the AP English Literature and Composition exam doesn’t have to be torture. Get AP English Literature and Composition For Dummies and find out how easy it can be.
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Contents

Part I Hamlet Hits the Answer Grid An Overview of the AP Lit Exam and Prep
7
Part II Poetry in Motion
53
Part III Getting the Story from Prose and Drama
121
Part IV Paired Passages and the OpenEnded Essay
203
Part V Dress Rehearsal Practice Exams
235
Part VI The Part of Tens
317
Part VII Appendixes
331
Index
347
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Geraldine Woods has taught and tutored every level of English from 5th grade through AP for the past three decades. She’s the author of more than 40 books, including numerous books published by Wiley: English Grammar For Dummies, English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, College Admissions Essays For Dummies, SAT I For Dummies, and Punctuation: Simplified and Applied.

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