5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay (2016)

Appendixes

Appendix I. Bibliography of Recommended Authors and Texts

The following is a very selected listing of authors, both past and present. Each of these writers presents ideas in original, thought-provoking, and enlightening ways. Our recommendation is that you read as many and as much of them as you can. The more you read and examine these writers and their works, the better prepared you will be for informed thinking, discussing, and writing the AP English essay. And, there is another mind-expanding benefit. You will become much more aware of the challenging and compelling world of ideas that surround you. We invite you to accept our invitation to this complex universe.

Writers don’t choose their craft; they need to write in order to face the world.

—Alice Hoffman

Suggested Classical Works and Authors

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Suggested Realistic Works and Authors

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Suggested Romantic Works and Authors

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Suggested Romantic Poets

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Suggested Impressionistic Works and Authors

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Suggested Naturalistic Works and Authors

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Recommended Poets

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Recommended Authors

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Personal Writing: Journals, Autobiographies, Diaries

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Biographies and Histories

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Journalists and Essayists

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Political Writing and Satire

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Naturalists, Scientists, Adventurers

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Writers Known for Their Fiction and Nonfiction

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