Barron's AP English Language and Composition with CD-ROM, 6th Edition

Barron's AP English Language and Composition with CD-ROM, 6th Edition

by George Ehrenhaft Ed. D.

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Overview

This updated manual presents extensive preparation for the Advanced Placement English Language & Composition test with helpful features that include:

  • Five full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained
  • A complete overview of the AP test
  • Advice and instruction for answering multiple-choice questions
  • A guide to writing focused and well-organized responses to essay questions
  • Sample student essays with critiques
  • Guidelines for evaluating essays and determining final AP exam scores.
    The manual comes with a CD-ROM that includes two additional practice tests with answer explanations and automatic scoring.

    BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book or package will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP English Language and Composition test with all questions answered and explained

    System Requirements:

    Microsoft® Windows®
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent).
  • Memory: 128MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2003.

    MAC® OS X
  • Processor: Intel Core® Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor.
  • Memory: 256MB of AM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel) and higher.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781438075150
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 01/01/2015
    Edition description: Sixth Edition
    Pages: 408
    Sales rank: 1,168,828
    Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

    About the Author

    George Ehrenhaft has been writing for Barron's for over three decades. During that time he has been the author or co-author of books on the SAT, the ACT, and both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams. Other titles relate to English grammar and essay writing, especially writing college application essays. He has also written several Barron's Book Notes titles about literature, including The Grapes of Wrath. and A Streetcar Named Desire.

    Ehrenhaft spent most of his career teaching English in Westchester County, New York, at Fox Lane and Mamaroneck High Schools. He is now a resident of Moraga, California, where he has become a prolific watercolor painter.

    Table of Contents


    Barron's Essential 5
    Acknowledgments


    Introduction
  • 1 Getting Acquainted with the Test
    Structure of the Exam


    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Reading Techniques
    Essay Questions
    How to Increase Your Reading Power
    Answering the Questions
    Essay Questions from Previous AP Exams
    Sample Synthesis Essay Question
    Sample Analytical Essay Question
    Sample Persuasive Essay Question
    How Essays Are Scored
  • 2 Diagnostic Test
    Introduction
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Rating Chart
    Test Score Worksheet
  • 3 Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
    Language and Rhetoric


    Techniques for Tackling Reading Passages
  • 4 Mastering Essay Questions
    Steps for Writing the Perfect Essay
    Pointers for Writing the Synthesis Essay
    How to Write a Synthesis Essay
    Sample Synthesis Essay Question
    Pointers for Writing Analytical Essays
    Planning Your Analystical Essay
    Writing a Persuasive Essay
    Persuasive Essay Topics for Practice
    Arranging Ideas
    AP Essay Writing Style
    Editing and Proofreading Essays
    Sample Analytical Essays
    Answer Key to Mini-Workouts
  • 5 Practice Tests
    Practice Test A
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Rating Chart
    Test Score Worksheet
    Practice Test B
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Rating Chart
    Test Score Worksheet
    Practice Test C
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Rating Chart
    Test Score Worksheet
    Practice Test D
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Rating Chart
    Test Score Worksheet
    Glossary
    Index

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