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AP English Literature and Composition - With CD

AP English Literature and Composition - With CD - 03 edition

AP English Literature and Composition - With CD - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780878911295

ISBN10: 0878911294

AP English Literature and Composition - With CD by Research & Education Association - ISBN 9780878911295
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Research and Education Assn.
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International: No
AP English Literature and Composition - With CD by Research & Education Association - ISBN 9780878911295

ISBN13: 9780878911295

ISBN10: 0878911294


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Get the AP college credits you''ve worked so hard for... Our savvy test experts show you the way to master the test and score higher. This new and fully expanded edition examines all AP English Literature & Composition areas including in-depth coverage of prose, poetry, drama and theater. The comprehensive review covers every possible exam topic: verse and meter; types of poetry; plot structure; writing essays and more. Features 6 full-length practice exams with all answers thoroughly explained. Includes the complete AP English Language and Composition Test Prep book plus CD-ROM software with 3 of the book''s timed, computerized exams that provide actual exam conditions with controlled timing and question order. Your score and test performance are automatically calculated plus the program provides analysis of your performance with suggestions for further study. Follow up your study with REA''s test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive, up-to-date subject review of every English language and composition area used in the AP exam. - 6 Full-Length Practice Exams. All exam answers are fully detailed with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations. - CD-ROM TESTware program containing 3 of the book''s practice exams to give you the closest thing to experiencing an exam live at a computer testing center. - Study schedule tailored to your needs - Packed with proven exam tips, insights and advice SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS CPU: 75 MHz Pentium or compatible (300MHz or higher recommended); Windows 98 or later; RAM: 64MB available minimum; 60 MB available hard drive space TABLE OF CONTENTS ABOUT RESEARCH & EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ABOUT THIS BOOK AND SOFTWARE ABOUT THE TEST ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTIONS HOW TO USE THIS BOOK AND TESTware ABOUT THE INDEX OF LITERARY WORKS SCORING THE EXAM AP ENGLISH STUDY SCHEDULE AP ENGLISH COURSE REVIEW CHAPTER 1 - PROSE Reading Novels Reading Short Stories Reading Essays Reading Satire CHAPTER 2 - POETRY Verse and Meter Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Types of Poetry Sample Essay and Possible Answers Questions to Work on Alone CHAPTER 3 - DRAMA AND THEATER Plot Structure Character Reading the Play Types of Plays History Modern Drama CHAPTER 4 - WRITING AN ESSAY Why People Write Essays Tips on Writing Essays for the AP Exam Elements of Interesting Writing Organization Topic Sentences Elements of a Well-Organized Essay SIX PRACTICE EXAMS AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 1 Answer Sheet Test 1 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 2 Answer Sheet Test 2 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 3 Answer Sheet Test 3 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 4 Answer Sheet Test 4 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 5 Answer Sheet Test 5 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM 6 Answer Sheet Test 6 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers AP LITERATURE INDEX Installing REA''s TESTware INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER ABOUT RESEARCH & EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA''s Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA''s publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA''s publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA''s series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA''s practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA''s publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. ABOUT THIS BOOK AND SOFTWARE This book, along with our exclusive accompanying TESTware software, provides an accurate and complete representation of the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition. Inside you will find topical reviews designed to equip you with the information and strategies needed to pass the exam. REA also gives you six full-length printed practice tests and four topical review sections, all based on the most recently administered AP exam and covering every type of question that you can expect to encounter on test day. As with the actual test, each of ours takes three hours to complete. Following each practice test, you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you grasp the test material. ABOUT THE TEST The Advanced Placement program is designed to allow high school students to pursue college-level studies while attending high school. The exam is usually administered to high school students who have completed a year''s study in a college-level literature and composition course. The results are then used for determining course credit and/or placement level in college. The Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition course is designed to represent college-level English studies. Students are expected to leave the course with college-level writing skills, knowledge of literary terms, and an ability to read prose and poetry critically. The course is intended for students with a strong background in literature and writing. The exam is divided into two sections: 1. Multiple-choice: This section is composed of approximately sixty multiple-choice questions designed to measure the student''s ability to understand and analyze English literature. The questions are based on two poems and two prose passages. This section tests the student''s ability to understand and analyze passages of prose and poetry, rather than a knowledge of literary history. The questions vary in complexity and difficulty, and require the student to make critical judgments about the language, structure, tone, imagery, etc., of poems and prose written in English from the Renaissance to the present. The student has 60 minutes to complete this section of the exam, which counts for forty-five percent of th