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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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!
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