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English Language and Composition (Cliffs AP) - Study Notesby Barbara Swovelin
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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
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:
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.
Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP English Language and Composition exam
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About the contents:
Part I: Introduction
* Review of the format and scoring of the recent exam
Part II: Analysis of Exam Areas
* Description of the multiple-choice section and effective test-taking techniques
* Overview of the essay section and strategies for success
Part III: Diagnostic Mini-Test
Part IV: Past AP English Language Essays
Part V: Glossary of Important Terms for the Exam
Part VI: 6 Practice Tests
* 6 full-length practice tests followed by answers and explanations
Part VII: Suggested Reading List
*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
AP Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes?
The inside tips and tricks you need to score big When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, efficient test-prep guide delivers a complete program to help boost your score on the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam.
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 Contents
Study 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.
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