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

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

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.

System Requirements:

Microsoft® Windows®:
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom® 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

    MAC OS:
  • Intel Core® Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, v10.9
  • 512MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781438076010
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 02/01/2016
    Edition description: Sixth Edition
    Pages: 336
    Sales rank: 597,458
    Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(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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