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


Appendix III. Web Sites Related to AP English

There are literally thousands of sites on the Web that are in some way related to the study of college-level English. We are not attempting to give you a comprehensive list of all of these sites. But, we are going to provide you with a list that is relevant to your preparation and review for constructing an AP English essay. It is up to you go to the sites to see for yourself just what it can offer and whether or not it will be of specific benefit to you. Each of these Web sites can lead you to many more. Perhaps, you might even decide to set up your own AP English Web site or chat room!

Note: These sites were up and running at the time this book was published. If you find a site is no longer available, we would appreciate your letting us know. We would also love to hear from you if you have found a site that you believe other students of AP English could utilize.

Since this is an Advanced Placement exam which you are preparing for, why not go to the organization that is the source of the exam as your first choice?

• http://www.collegeboard.org/ap

• http:www.collegeboard.org/ap/english

For AP exam links:

• http://maxpages.com/aptest

For an interesting AP test club and chat room:

• http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/aptest?s

For practice with essay questions:

• http://cbweb6.collegeboard.org/writewellCB/student/ap/html/apintro.html

A Web site focused on preparation for AP English Literature:

• http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listaplitma.html

A Web site focused on preparation for AP English Language:

• http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listaplanguma.html

Two sites useful for grammar help:

• Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

• Grammar Bytes (terms, exercises, tips, rules from a primate with attitude!): http://chompchomp.com/menu.htm

For rhetorical and literary terms:

• http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html

• http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/index.html

• http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm

Free thousands of free e-books in over 50 languages that they can download:

• www.bartleby.com

Also try E-Books Directory, an online resource containing links to free downloadable e-books, technical papers, and documents, as well as user-contributed content, articles, reviews, and comments:

• http://www.e-booksdirectory.com

Some claim this is the ultimate Shakespeare site

• www.PlayShakespeare.com

You can view today’s front pages and compare coverage of major events in newspapers around the world:

• http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

For access to the world of arts and letters, the following Web site offers access to newspapers, literary magazines, columnists, blogs, etc.:

• http://artsandlettersdaily.com

Web notes, a highlighting and “sticky note” tool that allows users to compile information from multiple web pages and then organize and share their findings:

• http://www.webnotes.net