5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2019

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2019

by Barbara L. Murphy, Estelle M. Rankin

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Overview

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE
Score-Raising Features Include:
•6 full-length practice exams, 3 in the book + 3 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP English Language exam format •Proven strategies specific to each section of the exam•Strategies for deconstructing essay prompts and planning your essay•A comprehensive review of analysis and argument, and practice activities to hone your skills in close reading, critical thinking, and critical/ analytical/ argumentative writing
BONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details)
The 5-Step Plan:
Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260122619
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 713,880
File size: 69 MB
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About the Author

Barbara L. Murphy has taught English Language and Composition for more than 20 years. She is consultant for the College Board’s AP English Language and Composition and its Building for Success divisions. Murphy is co-author of Writing the Advanced Placement English Essay.
Estelle M. Rankin taught AP English Literature for more than 25 years. She received the AP Literature Teacher of the Year award from the College Board in 1996. Rankin is co-author of Writing the Advanced Placement English Essay.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

Credits xii

Introduction: The Five-Step Program xiii

Step 1 Set Up Your Study Program

1 What You Need to Know About the AP English Language and Composition Exam 3

Background on the AP English Language and Composition Exam 3

Reasons for Taking the AP English Language and Composition Exam 4

What You Need to Know About the AP English Language and Composition Exam 5

2 How to Plan Your Time 8

Three Approaches to Prepare for the AP English Language and Composition Exam 8

Step 2 Determine Your Test Readiness

3 A Walk Through the Diagnostic/Master Exam 17

Step 3 Develop Strategies for Success

4 Section I of the Exam-The Multiple-Choice Questions 41

Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Section of the Exam 41

Types of Multiple-Choice Questions 44

Scoring the Multiple-Choice Section 46

Strategies for Answering the Multiple-Choice Questions 46

The Time Is at Hand 49

Answer Sheet for Diagnostic Multiple-Choice Questions 50

Diagnostic/Master Exam 51

Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Questions 62

Introduction to Chapters 5, 6, and 7 66

5 Introduction to the Analysis Essay 67

Some Basics 68

Types of Analysis Essay Prompts 69

Rating the Analysts Essay 69

Timing and Planning the Analysis Essay 70

Working the Prompt 71

Reading and Notating the Passage 72

Developing the Opening Paragraph 75

Writing the Body of the Essay 76

Sample Student Essays 78

Rating the Essays 81

Other Types of Analysis Essays 84

Writing the Body of the Essay 90

Rapid Review 95

6 Introduction to the Argumentative Essay 96

Some Basics 96

Timing and Planning the Essay 97

Working the Prompt 98

Developing the Opening Paragraph 99

Developing the Body of the Essay 100

Sample Student Essays 102

Rating the Essays 104

Rapid Review 105

7 Introduction to the Synthesis Essay 107

Some Basics 107

Timing and Planning the Synthesis Essay 110

Working the Prompt 111

Developing the Opening Paragraph 112

Developing the Body of the Essay 114

Writing the Conclusion 116

Sample Synthesis Essay from the Master Exam 117

Sample Student Essays 118

Rating the Essays 121

Rapid Review 122

Step 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

8 Comprehensive Review-Analysis 125

Some Basics 125

Rhetorical Strategies 127

About Style 135

The "Connective Tissue" Issue 144

Voice: Pen, Paper, Action! 145

A Few Words About Coherence 148

An Essay Editing and Revision Template 148

Rapid Review 150

9 Comprehensive Review-Argument 152

Some Basics 152

The Argument 154

Reading the Argument 157

Writing the Argument 159

Rapid Review 160

10 Comprehensive Review-Synthesis 162

Some Basics 162

A Few Comments Before Beginning 163

Strategies 163

A Note About Summary, Paraphrase, and Inference 170

Final Comment 174

Rapid Review 174

Step 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

Practice Exam 1 177

Answer Sheet 177

Section I 179

Section II 190

Answer Key 196

Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Section 197

Sample Student Essays 200

Practice Exam 2 211

Answer Sheet 211

Section I 213

Section II 224

Answer Key 230

Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Section 231

Sample Student Essays 234

Appendixes

Glossary 247

Selected Bibliography 251

Websites 253

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