- Expert test-taking strategies
- Focused reviews and exercises
- Realistic full-length practice exams
- Comprehensive exam overview
- Action plan for effective preparation
- Accurate self-assessment tests
Author Biography: About the Author Barbara Swovelin has taught AP and gifted classes since 1982. She is an experienced AP Reader and conducts workshops for teachers for the College Board. Ms. Swovelin also has taught graduate test preparation classes in the LSAT and GMAT at California universities since 1986. She currently teaches at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California.
Table of ContentsStudy Guide Checklist.
PART I: Introduction.
Format and Scoring of a Recent AP Language and Composition Exam.
PART II: Analysis of Exam Areas.
Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Section.
Introduction to the Essay Section.
PART III: Diagnostic Mini-Test.
PART IV: Past AP English Language Essays.
Past AP English Language Essay Topics.
PART V: Glossary of Important Terms for the AP Language Exam.
Terms for the Multiple-Choice and Essay Sections.
PART VI: Five Full-Length Practice Tests.
Practice Test 1.
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.
Practice Test 2.
Answers and Explanations For Practice Test 2.
Practice Test 3.
Answers and Explanations For Practice Test 3.
Practice Test 4.
Answers and Explanations For Practice Test 4.
Practice Test 5.
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 5.
PART VII: Suggested Reading List.
Suggested Reading List.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is good only for ADDITIONAL PRACTICE. It includes 5 full length practice tests. It drills you like crazy, but it doesn't help very much because it doesn't teach you how to write the essays. It makes the exam seem hopeless because the sample essays seem really hard to learn. In fact, the test graders aren't looking for a masterpiece written in 40 minutes. This book is only good for practice AFTER you learn how to write the essays and all the information about style analysis and rhetorical devices.