AP English Language

STEP 1 Set Up Your Study Program

CHAPTER 1 What You Need to Know About the AP English Language and Composition Exam

CHAPTER 2 How to Plan Your Time

STEP 2 Determine Your Test Readiness

CHAPTER 3 A Walk Through the Diagnostic/Master Exam

STEP 3 Develop Strategies for Success

CHAPTER 4 Section I of the Exam—The Multiple-Choice Questions

  Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Section of the Exam

  Types of Multiple-Choice Questions

  Scoring the Multiple-Choice Section

  Strategies for Answering the Multiple-Choice Questions

  The Time Is at Hand

  ANSWER SHEET FOR DIAGNOSTIC MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

  DIAGNOSTIC/MASTER EXAM ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

  Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Questions

  Introduction to Chapters 5, 6, and 7

CHAPTER 5 Introduction to the Analysis Essay

  Some Basics

  Types of Analysis Essay Prompts

  Rating the Analysis Essay

  Timing and Planning the Analysis Essay

  Working the Prompt

  Reading and Notating the Passage

  Developing the Opening Paragraph

  Writing the Body of the Essay

  Sample Student Essays

  Rating the Essays

  Other Types of Analysis Essays

  Writing the Body of the Essay

  Rapid Review

CHAPTER 6 Introduction to the Argumentative Essay

  Some Basics

  Timing and Planning the Essay

  Working the Prompt

  Developing the Opening Paragraph

  Developing the Opening Paragraph

  Sample Student Essays

  Rating the Essays

  Rapid Review

CHAPTER 7 Introduction to the Synthesis Essay

  Some Basics

  Timing and Planning the Synthesis Essay

  Working the Prompt

  Developing the Opening Paragraph

  Developing the Body of the Essay

  Writing the Conclusion

  Sample Student Essays

  Rating the Essays

  Rapid Review

STEP 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

CHAPTER 8 Comprehensive Review—Analysis

  Some Basics

  Rhetorical Strategies

  About Style

  The “Connective Tissue” Issue

  Voice: Pen, Paper, Action!

  A Few Words About Coherence

  An Essay Editing and Revision Template

  Rapid Review

CHAPTER 9 Comprehensive Review—Argument

  Some Basics

  The Argument

  Reading the Argument

  Writing the Argument

  Rapid Review

CHAPTER 10 Comprehensive Review—Synthesis

  Some Basics

  A Few Comments Before Beginning

  Strategies

  A Note About Summary, Paraphrase, and Inference

  Rapid Review

STEP 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

PRACTICE EXAM 1

  ANSWER SHEET FOR MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

  ANSWER KEY

  Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Section

  Sample Student Essays

PRACTICE EXAM 2

  ANSWER SHEET FOR MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

  ANSWER KEY

  Explanations of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Section

  Sample Student Essays

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