AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course Book + Online

AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course Book + Online

by Dawn Hogue


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738607825
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 03/31/2010
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 164,809
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About 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. 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 (www.mshogue.com) for that purpose. Ms. Hogue is also the author of REA's English Language and Composition Crash Course.

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REA’s AP English Literature 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. The Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP English Literature 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 literature 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 Literature and Composition exam.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP English Literature 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 literature. The chapters focus on fiction, poetry, and language, and provide a handy summary of literary periods, authors, and concepts.

In Part Three, the author shows you how to interpret reading passages and explains literary themes. Part Four is devoted exclusively to essay writing. Our review of essay basics and an in-depth analysis of an essay prompt will help you improve your composition skills. Part Five gives you expert advice on how to master the multiple-choice section of the AP English Literature and Composition exam. The author explains the types of questions asked in the multiple-choice section, and offers strategies for success that will help you raise your point score.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP English Literature and Composition exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!

If you would like to assess your test-readiness for the AP English Literature and Composition exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP English Literature and Composition practice exam at www.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 Literature and Composition exam!

Table of Contents

About This Book v

About Our Author vi

Acknowledgments vi

Part I Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam 3

Chapter 2 Students' Tools: What You Bring to Your Own Success 9

Part II Elements of Literature and More 13

Chapter 3 Summary of Literary Periods, Concepts, and Authors 15

Chapter 4 Summary of Literary Texts 29

Chapter 5 Six Elements of Style 73

Chapter 6 Basic Elements of Fiction & Drama 91

Chapter 7 Basic Elements of Poetry 99

Chapter 8 Basic Elements of Language 117

Chapter 9 Mastering Difficult Vocabulary 127

Part III Interpreting Reading Passages 135

Chapter 10 Engaged and Active Reading 137

Chapter 11 Understanding Literary Analysis 147

Chapter 12 So What? Understanding Literary Themes 161

Chapter 13 Point of View: From Whose Perspective? 167

Part IV Essay Insights 175

Chapter 14 Free-Response Questions: A Prompt Analysis 177

Chapter 15 Essay Basics 191

Chapter 16 An Analytical Approach to Essay Improvement 211

Chapter 17 Summary of Essay Tips 221

Part V Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 225

Chapter 18 Strategies for Success on the Multiple-Choice Section 227

Chapter 19 Types of Questions in the Multiple-Choice Section 231

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AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course Book + Online 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
headchic More than 1 year ago
This is an easy to use book for AP Literature students. It concisely presents the major themes and skills presented in a course and on the test. It makes an excellent review tool prior to the test. It is also useful for AP Language students since many of the skills are the same and there currently is no Crash Course book for AP Language.