Barron's AP English Literature and Composition, 5th Edition


In-depth preparation for the AP English Literature and Composition 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 ...
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In-depth preparation for the AP English Literature and Composition 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 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. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438002781
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 41,010
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introducing the AP English Literature and Composition Exam 1
  • 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
    Section I
    Section II
    Answer Key
    Answer Explanations
    Self-Scoring Guide for the Diagnostic Test
  • 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
  • 5 Literature
    Fiction on the Exam
    Responding to Literature
    Analyses of Selected Novels
    Drama on the Exam
    Writing About Selected Plays
    Practice Test 1
    Practice Test 2
    Practice Test 3
    Practice Test 4
    Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms
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