Barron's AP English Language and Composition

Barron's AP English Language and Composition

by George Ehrenhaft Ed.D.
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Barron's AP English Language and Composition by George Ehrenhaft Ed.D.


This updated manual presents extensive AP test preparation with helpful features that include:

  • Five full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained
  • Updated guidelines for evaluating essays and determining final AP exam scores
  • A complete overview covering everything students need to know about language and rhetoric
  • Advice and instruction for answering multiple-choice questions
  • A guide to writing focused and well-organized responses to essay questions
  • Sample students’ essays with critiques that point out strengths and weaknesses
  • An enclosed CD-ROM presents two additional practice tests with automatic scoring.

    System Requirements:

    Microsoft® Windows®

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

    Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor

    (or equivalent).

  • Memory: 128MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms:

    Windows 7, Windows Vista®,

    Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008,

    Windows Server 2003.

    MAC® OS X

  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo

    1.33GHz or faster processor.

  • Memory: 256MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6

    Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4

    Linux® and Solaris™

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

    AMD Athlon 64 2800+

    or faster processor (or equivalent).

  • Memory: 512MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms:

    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5

    or later, openSUSE® 11 or later,

    Ubuntu 9.10 or later.

  • Solaris: Solaris™ 10.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780764136900
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 01/01/2008
    Series: Barron's AP English Language and Composi
    Pages: 400
    Product dimensions: 8.37(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

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    Barron's AP English Language and Composition 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    the book is very helpful in preparing for the AP english exam. gives a lot of examples and ways of attacking the exam.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A review by a student is probably the best thing this book needs. For an AP English student who didn't really have any exposure to the style of this exam until about a month or two beforehand, the Barron's guide does a decent job of explaining the major elements of the exam. Although it has a lot more emphasis on how to write the essays than the multiple choice, the Barron's guide gives an overview of all the English classes you've ever taken. There are a few pages on grammar, lots of multiple choice practice and break-down, and excellent tips for essay writing, including do's and don'ts that give the reader a good idea of how far they can push the prompts in respect to creativity and casualness on the exam. Instead of giving samples of essays that scored a 9, 7, or 5, the Barron's guide gives the middle cut of essays, keeping the average student's confidence high and apprehensions low. The casual language in which the book is written also does a lot to boost a student's confidence. Written with some humor sprinkled in, the Barron's keeps studying relatively interesting. However, the practice tests are another story completely. The Barron's offers four practice tests with about fifty multiple choice and three essay prompts. The answers to the multiple choice and brief explanations for those and the essays are also made available, but typos are prevalent and to be expected. Many answers do not match their questions at all or give an explanation that means nothing. A warning to the self-taught student who is using this guide as their only mode of preparation for the exam: it's better to use it with a teacher or someone who knows what they're doing with the English language because they will be able to discern between a genuine answer and a typo. Nevertheless, the sample passages for the multiple choice do prepare you for the style of the passages on the actual exam, and may actually be harder to comprehend than those on the exam. Overall, the Barron's guide for the AP English Lang and Comp exam is a pretty comprehensive guide that can help a student with little or no familiarity with the exam. Coming from someone who had no idea what a synthesis essay was until a few weeks before the exam, I think Barron's does a fairly good job in the way of preparation.
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