AP English Language & Composition Crash Course [NOOK Book]


AP English Language & Composition Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. AP English Language & Composition Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only ...
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AP English Language & Composition Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. AP English Language & Composition Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know
Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP English Language & Composition course description outline and actual Advanced Placement test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format covers: genres, elements of argument, style, and rhetoric, and analytical reading and thinking. Entire chapters are devoted to writing essays and mastering the multiple-choice section of the exam.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
An AP English teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions you’ll encounter on test day. By following her expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score.

Take REA’s Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailedanswers, and automatic scoring. The exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual Advanced Placement exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.

Whether you’re cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exam – this is the study guide every AP English Language & Composition student must have.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738666068
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 610,380
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Dawn Hogue has taught all levels of high school English and is currently an AP English teacher for the Sheboygan Falls School District,
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She has been given numerous awards and recognition for her role in the classroom.

Ms. Hogue received her B.A. in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned her M.A. in Education from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin,
and her M.S. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She is interested in promoting technology and web resources in the classroom and maintains a website (mshogue.com) for that purpose. The AP English Language and Composition Crash Course is the second Crash Course Ms. Hogue has written for REA. She is also the author of the AP English Literature and Composition Crash Course.

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This AP English Language and Composition Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. REA’s Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP English Language and Composition Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.

Written by an AP English teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major elements of language and provides expert advice on writing essays. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP English Language and Composition exam.

Unlike other test preps, our AP English Language and Composition Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important AP material before the test.

The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. Part Two is an overview of the basic elements of argument, style, and rhetoric. The chapters focus on rhetorical strategies, a writer’s tools, syntax, and a refresher on grammar basics.

In Part Three, the author highlights analytical reading and thinking tactics, how to enhance your vocabulary, and gives particular insights into the concepts of irony and satire. Part Four is devoted exclusively to research and writing. Our review of essay basics and an in-depth analysis of the AP English Language and Composition essay prompts will help you improve your composition skills.

Part Five gives you general test-taking strategies and teaches you how to master the multiple-choice section of the AP exam. The author explains the types of questions asked and offers tips for success that will help you raise your point score.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP English Language and Composition exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you’ll be ready for the exam!

If you would like to assess your test-readiness for the AP English Language and Composition exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP English Language and Composition practice exam at rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual AP exam.

Good luck on your AP English Language and Composition exam!

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Table of Contents

About This Book 

About Our Author 


Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP English Language and Composition Exam

Chapter 2 The Student’s Tools: What You Can Do to Ensure Success Chapter 3 Classifying Nonfiction: Genres, Patterns, and Purposes Chapter 4 Representative Authors and Texts - Elements of Argument, Style, and Rhetoric Chapter 5 Basic Elements of Language Chapter 6 Rhetoric and Rhetorical Strategies

Chapter 7 Logical Fallacies Chapter 8 The Writer’s Tools: Diction, Tone, Style, Imagery, and Figurative Language Chapter 9 Syntax: Sentence Construction and Word Order Chapter 10 Grammar Basics

Analytical Reading and Thinking
Chapter 11 Engaged and Active Reading Chapter 12 Enhancing Vocabulary Chapter 13 The Value of Perspective: Why Point of View Matters Chapter 14 The World of Ideas: Philosophies, Concepts, and Literary Themes Chapter 15 Irony and Satire: Reading Between the Lines - Research and Writing Chapter 16 A Prompt Analysis: Ten Years of Free-Response Prompts Chapter 17 Essay Basics: Creating Excellence Through Structure, Style, and Voice Chapter 18 The Synthesis Question and Essay 
Chapter 19 Citing and Documenting Sources Effectively 
Chapter 20 Free-Response Question 2: Analyzing a Text 

Chapter 21 Free-Response Question 3: Arguing Your Own Point of View Chapter 22 Six Tips for Better Essays


Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section
Chapter 23 General Test-Taking Strategies 
Chapter 24 Types of Questions in the Multiple-Choice Section 


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