Wiley AP English Literature and Composition
Score your highest on exam day Relax. The fact that you're even considering taking the AP English Literature & Composition exam means you're smart, hard-working, and ambitious. All you need is to get up to speed on the exam's topics and themes and take a couple of practice tests to get comfortable with its question formats and time limits. That's where Wiley AP English Literature & Composition comes in. This user-friendly and completely reliable guide helps you get the most out of any AP English class and reviews all of the topics emphasized on the test. It also provides two full-length practice exams, complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. This powerful prep guide helps you practice and perfect all of the skills you need to get your best possible score. And, as a special bonus, you'll also get a handy primer to help you prepare for the test-taking experience. A detailed overview of the test Subject reviews covering all test topics Practice questions Sample free-response questions with advice for crafting critical essays Strategies and solid test-taking advice Two full-length practice tests with detailed explanations and walk-throughs Supplemented with handy lists of test-taking tips and more, Wiley AP English Literature & Composition helps you make exam day a very good day, indeed.
- Electronic book text
- 25 Feb 2013
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- FOR DUMMIES
- United States
Table of contents
Part I: Exam Overview and English Fundamentals 1 Chapter 1: An Overview of the AP Literature and Composition Exam 3 Chapter 2: Exam Preparation 17 Chapter 3: English Literature and Composition Fundamentals 29 Part II: Poetry 53 Chapter 4: Poetic Devices 55 Chapter 5: Poetry Interpretation 69 Chapter 6: Answering Multiple-Choice Poetry Questions 79 Chapter 7: Writing Essays on Poetic Passages 93 Chapter 8: Practice Poetry Questions 107 Part III: Prose and Drama 131 Chapter 9: Reading Fiction and Drama Passages 133 Chapter 10: Reading Nonfi ction Passages 153 Chapter 11: Answering Multiple-Choice Prose and Drama Questions 163 Chapter 12: Writing Essays on Prose and Drama Passages 181 Chapter 13: Practice Prose and Drama Questions 197 Part IV: Open-Ended and Paired-Passage Essays 225 Chapter 14: The Open-Ended Essay 227 Chapter 15: Paired-Passage Essays 241 Part V: Practice Exams and Scoring 257 Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1 259 Chapter 17: Scoring Practice Exam 1 279 Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2 305 Chapter 19: Scoring Practice Exam 2 325 Part VI: Appendixes and Answer Sheets 349 Appendix A: Literary Works 351 Appendix B: Quick Grammar Review 357 Answer Sheets 365 Index 381
About Geraldine Woods
Geraldine Woods teaches English and directs the independent study program at a high school for gifted students. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience and has written more than 40 books for students and educators covering English and grammar, literature, science, history, and test prep.