AP English Language and Composition For Dummies

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9780470386408: AP English Language and Composition For Dummies

Gearing up for the AP English Language and Composition test? AP English Language & Composition For Dummies is packed with all the resources and help you need to do your very best. In this AP study guide, you’ll find winning test-taking tips, multiple-choice strategies, and essay guidelines, as well as great advice on optimizing your study time and hitting the top of your game on test day.

This user-friendly guide helps you prepare without perspiration by developing a pre-test plan, organizing your study time, and getting the most out or your AP course. You’ll learn how to assemble your writer’s toolkit, expand your vocabulary, analyze sentences and paragraphs, understand rhetorical approaches, perfect your grammar, and paint pictures with words. Two full-length practice exams help you build your confidence, get comfortable with test formats, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and focus your studies. Discover how to:

  • Create and follow a pretest plan
  • Understand everything you must know about the exam
  • Develop a multiple-choice strategy
  • Speed up your essay writing
  • Find painless ways to become a better writer
  • Avoid mistakes that will lower your score
  • Interpret non-fiction writing
  • Write about graphs and charts
  • Make the most of practice exams to maximize your final score

You work hard to perform at the college level. AP English Language and Composition For Dummies gives you the support, confidence, and test-taking know-how you need to demonstrate your ability when it matters most.

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Get ready, get confident, and get your highest possible score!

Gearing up for the AP English Language and Composition test? This user-friendly guide is packed with all the resources and help you need to do your very best. You'll find winning test-taking tips, multiple-choice strategies, and essay guidelines, as well as great advice on optimizing your study time and hitting the top of your game on test day.

  • Prepare without perspiration — develop a pre-test plan, organize your study time, and get the most out of your AP course

  • Assemble your writer's toolkit — build your vocabulary, evaluate sentences and paragraphs, understand rhetorical approaches, perfect your grammar, and analyze visual elements like graphs, ads, and political cartoons

  • Meet the modes of discourse — narrative, description, argument, and exposition

  • Plan your attack — develop a multiple-choice strategy and speed up your essay writing

  • Build your confidence — use practice exams to get comfortable with test formats, identify your strengths, and focus your studies

  • Improve your writing — find painless ways to become a better writer and avoid mistakes that will lower your essay score

Open the book and find:

  • Everything you need to know about the exam

  • Help creating a pre-test plan

  • User's manuals for every tool a writer needs

  • How to interpret visual sources

  • Secrets for analyzing nonfiction writing

  • Multiple-choice question decoding tips

  • A step-by-step essay-writing guide

  • Two full-length practice exams with answers, explanations, and scoring guides

About the Author:

Geraldine Woods teaches English Language and Composition and directs the independent study program at a high school for gifted students. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has written more than 40 books, including English Grammar For Dummies, College Admission Essays For Dummies, and SAT I For Dummies, 6th Edition.

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