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AP English Language and Composition (Rea): 6th Edition [With CDROM]

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Are You Serious About Scoring a 5?
Then Get REAs AP English Language & Composition Test Prep with TestWare CD
The #1 Choice for Serious Students!
 
REAs AP English Language & Composition test prep gives you everything you need to score a 5 on the exam! 
 
Written by an AP English Language professor, this seventh edition of our popular AP test prep is completely up-to-date and aligned with the official AP English Language & Composition exam. Review chapters featuring sample essays, commentaries, and critical reading and writing strategies show you what you need to know to succeed on the AP exam.
 
An entire review chapter explains how to prepare for and take the AP exam. A glossary of literary & rhetorical terms and appendices devoted to spelling and punctuation are included so you can study smarter and score a 5! 
 
The test prep features three full-length practice exams with detailed explanations of answers, a custom study schedule, and test-taking strategies. The practice tests are composed of every type of question that can be expected on the actual AP English Language & Composition exam, so you can “practice for real” and target your strengths and weaknesses before the test.
 
The books practice tests are included on CD in a timed format with automatic, instant scoring. Our interactive TestWare CD offers detailed on-screen answers, diagnostic feedback, plus an extended time function for students with disabilities. 
 
If youre serious about getting a 5 on your exam, then you need REAs AP English Language & Composition test prep! 
 
REA has helped more than a million students succeed on their AP exams! Teachers across the country consider our AP titles to be invaluable resources and consistently recommend our books to their students. 

About the Author

The AP Experts Behind Our Updated Edition
 

Dwight Lloyd Raulston, Ph.D., is director of curriculum at St. Johns School in Houston, Texas. A seasoned AP instructor, Dr. Raulston recently was cited in the College Boards “2006 Advanced Placement Report to the Nation” for an exemplary program that leads the world “in helping the widest segment of their total school population achieve an exam grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition.” Dr. Raulston has received many academic honors, including Most Influential High School Teacher Recognition from the University of Texas and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Chicago, among others. Dr. Raulston received his B.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) from Rice University.   

 

Sally Wood, M.S., has taught Advanced Placement and dual credit courses, and is a certified exam reader for Educational Testing Service, a test-item writer for ACT, Inc., and the author of many academic and counseling articles for a wide range of educational publications. Ms. Wood has counseled college-bound students on such topics as academic preparation, test-taking, and college admissions. A four-time recipient of the Joplin Globe Distinguished Educator award, Ms. Wood is listed in Whos Who in American Education and is a long-time member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. She received her B.S. degree in 1971 and her M.S. in 1980.

 
 

Table of Contents

CONTENTS  

About Research & Education Association 

Study Schedule 

CHAPTER 1  Excelling on the AP English Language &  Composition Exam 

 About This Book and TestWare® 

 About the Exam 

 Scoring the Exam 

 Distribution of Grades 

 How to Use This Book and TestWare® 

 How to Contact the AP Program 

CHAPTER 2   Learning About the “Other” Literature 

 What Is Literature? 

 A Brief Look at the Significance of the Essay 

 Strategies for Critical Reading of Prose Passages 

 What Critical Readers Do 

 Commentary on Mark Twains “Female Suffrage” 

 Commentary on Ben Franklins “The Handsome and Deformed Leg” 

 Commentary on the Excerpt from Charles Lambs “A Bachelors Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People” 

 Conclusion 

CHAPTER 3   Writing About the “Other” Literature: A Critical Dialogue 

 Critical Writing 

 Writing as Dialogue 

 Writing for the AP Examination 

 Strategies for Analysis and Argument 

 Analytic Writing: A Critical Dialogue with Washington Irvings  “The Voyage” 

 A Critical Dialogue on “Idleness an Anxious and Miserable State” by Samuel Johnson and “An Apology for Idlers”  by Robert Louis Stevenson 

A Brief Review of Argumentative Structure 

Argument Outline 

CHAPTER 4   Preparing for and Taking the AP Exam 

 Format of the AP English Language & Composition Examination 

 Critical Reading of Prose Passages 

 Answering Multiple-Choice Questions 

 Answering Essay Questions 

 Strategies for Answering Essay Questions 

 Scoring Guidelines 

CHAPTER 5   Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms 

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION PRACTICE EXAM 1  

 Answer Key 

 Detailed Explanations of Answers 

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION PRACTICE EXAM 2  

 Answer Key 

 Detailed Explanations of Answers 

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION PRACTICE EXAM 3  

 Answer Key 

 Detailed Explanations of Answers 

 APPENDICES

 Appendix A – Punctuation 

 Appendix B – Spelling 

Installing REAs TestWare® 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738607870
Subtitle:
6th Edition
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Editor:
Wood, Sally
Editor:
Raulston, Dwight
Author:
Bannister, Linda
Author:
Raulston, Dwight
Author:
Liftig, Robert
Author:
Wood, Sally
Author:
Conner, Ellen Davis
Subject:
Advanced Placement
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation
Publication Date:
20091022
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 10 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.80x6.50x.90 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
15-17

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