AP English Literature and Composition Crash Course

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Pub. Date: 2010-03-31
Publisher(s): Research & Education Assn
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Study Only What You Need to Know

Author Biography

Dawn Hogue has taught all levels of high school English and is currently an AP English teacher for the Sheboygan Falls School District, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She has received numerous awards
and recognition for her role in the classroom, including selection as Teacher of the Year by the Sheboygan Falls Faculty Association in 2000. 

Ms. Hogue received her B.A. in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned her M.A. in Education from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and her M.S. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  
She is interested in promoting technology and web resources in the classroom and maintains a website (www.mshogue.com) for that purpose. 

Table of Contents

About This Bookp. v
About Our Authorp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Keys for Success on the AP English Literature and Composition Examp. 3
Students' Tools: What You Bring to Your Own Successp. 9
Elements of Literature and Morep. 13
Summary of Literary Periods, Concepts, and Authorsp. 15
Summary of Literary Textsp. 29
Six Elements of Stylep. 73
Basic Elements of Fiction & Dramap. 91
Basic Elements of Poetryp. 99
Basic Elements of Languagep. 117
Mastering Difficult Vocabularyp. 127
Interpreting Reading Passagesp. 135
Engaged and Active Readingp. 137
Understanding Literary Analysisp. 147
So What? Understanding Literary Themesp. 161
Point of View: From Whose Perspective?p. 167
Essay Insightsp. 175
Free-Response Questions: A Prompt Analysisp. 177
Essay Basicsp. 191
An Analytical Approach to Essay Improvementp. 211
Summary of Essay Tipsp. 221
Mastering the Multiple-Choice Sectionp. 225
Strategies for Success on the Multiple-Choice Sectionp. 227
Types of Questions in the Multiple-Choice Sectionp. 231
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REA’s AP English Literature and Composition Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP English Literature and Composition Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.
Written by an AP English teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major elements of literature and provides expert advice on writing essays. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP English Literature and Composition exam.
Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP English Literature and Composition Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important AP material before the test.
The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. Part Two is an overview of the basic elements of literature. The chapters focus on fiction, poetry, and language, and provide a handy summary of literary periods, authors, and concepts.
In Part Three, the author shows you how to interpret reading passages and explains literary themes. Part Four is devoted exclusively to essay writing. Our review of essay basics and an in-depth analysis of an essay prompt will help you improve your composition skills. Part Five gives you expert advice on how to master the multiple-choice section of the AP English Literature and Composition exam. The author explains the types of questions asked in the multiple-choice section, and offers strategies for success that will help you raise your point score.
No matter how or when you prepare for the AP English Literature and Composition exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!
If you would like to assess your test-readiness for the AP English Literature and Composition exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP English Literature and Composition practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual AP exam. Good luck on your AP English Literature and Composition exam!

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