Barron's AP English Literature and Composition, 6th Edition

Barron's AP English Literature and Composition, 6th Edition

by George Ehrenhaft Ed. D.

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Overview

In-depth preparation for the AP exam includes:

  • Five full-length practice AP exams with all questions answered and explained
  • Additional sample questions with answers covering poetry and prose fiction
  • A review of test topics covering details test takers need to know about poetry, fiction, and drama
  • Sample student essays with critiques of their strengths and weaknesses
  • A detailed glossary defining 175 literary and rhetorical terms
  • Updated guidelines for determining the final AP exam score

The manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438007380
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 522,386
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(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
Introducing the AP English Literature and Composition Exam 1
PART 1: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE EXAM
1 Overview
Section I
Section II
2 Answering Multiple-Choice Questions
Tactics for Answering Questions
Sample Questions on Poetry
Sample Questions on Prose Fiction
3 Mastering the Essays
Questions from Previous Exams
Guidelines for Writing Essays
How Essays Are Scored
Student Essays
PART 2: DIAGNOSTIC TEST
Introduction
Section I
Section II
Answer Key
Answer Explanations
Self-Scoring Guide for the Diagnostic Test
PART 3: POETRY
4 What You Need to Know About Poetry
Poetry Overview
How to Read a Poem
Practice in Reading Poems
What to Listen for in Poetry
The Use of Repetition
The Language of Poetry
Poetic Styles and Forms
PART 4: FICTION AND DRAMA
5 Literature

Fiction on the Exam
Responding to Literature
Analyses of Selected Novels
Drama on the Exam
Writing About Selected Plays
PART 5: PRACTICE TESTS
Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2
Practice Test 3
Practice Test 4
Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms
Acknowledgments
Index

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