Synopses & Reviews
This updated manual presents extensive preparation for the Advanced Placement test, with helpful features that include:
Five full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained Guidelines for evaluating essays and determining final AP exam scores A complete overview covering everything students need to know about language and rhetoric for the AP test Advice and instruction for answering multiple-choice questions A guide to writing focused and well-organized responses to essay questions Sample student essays with critiques that point out their strengths and weaknesses
An optional CD-ROM presents two additional practice tests with answer explanations and automatic scoring.
Microsoft® Windows® Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent). Memory: 128MB of RAM. Graphics Memory: 128MB.Platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2003.
MAC® OS X Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor. Memory: 256MB of RAM. Graphics Memory: 128MB.Platforms: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel) and higher.
Linux® and Solaris™ Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent). Memory: 512MB of RAM. Graphics Memory: 128MB.Platforms: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 9.10 or later. Solaris: Solaris™ 10.
Table of Contents:
Barron's Essential 5
Introduction 1 Getting Acquainted with the Test
Structure of the Exam
Essay Questions 2 Diagnostic Test
Answer Explanations 3 Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
Five Rules of Thumb
Language and Rhetoric
Techniques for Tackling Reading Passages 4 Mastering Essay Questions
Steps for Writing the Perfect Essay
Pointers for Writing the Synthesis Essay
Sample Synthesis Essay Question
Pointers for Writing Analytical Essays
Writing a Persuasive Essay
Editing and Proofreading Essays
Sample Analytical Essay Question
Answer Key to Mini-Workouts 5 Practice Tests
Practice Test A
Practice Test B
Practice Test C
Practice Test D