CliffsAP English Literature and Composition

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John Wiley & Sons, May 21, 2007 - Study Aids - 336 pages
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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.

CliffsAP English Literature and Composition is for students who are enrolled in AP English or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition. Inside, you’ll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more:

  • Six full-length practice tests
  • An in-depth look at the types of literature covered by the exam
  • Study strategies to help you prepare
  • Comparison of this exam to the AP Language and Composition exam
  • Explanation of how AP exams relate to college credits

Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests give you the best preparation bang for your buck, so that you'll have plenty of time left to read more of the literature that this exam is really all about. CliffsAP English Literature and Composition includes the following material to help you succeed:

  • Poetry and prose analysis techniques
  • Sample student essays
  • How to approach the open essay question
  • Definitions and terms used in AP Literature exams
  • Actual passages used in previous exams
  • Recommended authors to study for the exam

This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve.

*Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.


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Allan Casson has been active in the reading and writing of the AP exams in English for more than 25 years. He was a member of the AP English Development Committee from 1985 to 1988 and Chairman from 1988 to 1992.

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