English Language and Composition

ISBN-10: 0764586858

ISBN-13: 9780764586859

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara V. Swovelin, Jerry Bobrow

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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores. CliffsAP English Language and Composition, 2nd Edition, is for college-bound students who are preparing to take the AP English Language and Composition Exam, which colleges use to assess your ability to perform college-level work. This easy-to-use guide provides you with insight into both the multiple choice and free-response sections of the exam. Inside, you'll find Five full-length practice tests A detailed overview of the different types of multiple choice questions Explanations of how the essays are scored Sample topics with actual student essays A diagnostic mini-test to help you assess your test-taking strengths and weaknesses The exam's multiple choice questions are designed to test your ability to analyze prose passages, and the free response section tests your writing ability in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes. This guide shows you plenty of examples of each, covering the following areas: Rhetoric and rhetorical modes, and author meaning and purpose Organization and structure The main idea of a passage Planning and writing your essay Suggestions on writing style Plus, a glossary of terms for the multiple choice and free response sections This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It's all you need to do your best - and get the college credits you deserve. *Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

BARBARA V. SWOVELIN has taught AP and Honors classes since 1982. She serves as an AP English Exam Reader and a College Board Consultant. She has also taught graduate-level test preparation classes at California universities since 1986, and currently teaches at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California.

JERRY BOBROW, Ph.D. was a national authority in the field of test preparation. His test-prep company, Bobrow Test Preparation Services, administered test preparation programs at over 25 California institutions.

Study Guide Checklist
Format and Scoring of a Recent AP Language and Composition Exam
Analysis of Exam Areas
Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Section
Introduction to the Essay Section
Diagnostic Mini-Test
Past AP English Language Essays
Past AP English Language Essay Topics
Glossary of Important Terms for the AP Language Exam
Terms for the Multiple-Choice and Essay Sections
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
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