5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature, Second Edition

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  • Copyright: 2006-11-01
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Packed with hundreds of tips and strategies, 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature is your ultimate resource for scoring big on the AP exam and earning valuable college credits. It gives you a choice of study techniques, so you can find one that fits your learning style. Sharpen your analytical, interpretive, and writing skills with: Your choice of three customized study programs, Practice Exams modeled on the real test, All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score.

Author Biography

Estelle Rankin and Barbara Murphy are the coauthors of McGraw-Hill's Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay (0-07-144813-6).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
How to Use This Bookp. 1
The Five-Step Programp. 3
Some Basicsp. 3
The Organization of the Bookp. 4
Introduction to the Five-Step Programp. 5
Three Approaches to Preparing for the AP Literature Examp. 6
Introduction to the Graphics Used in the Bookp. 7
Calendars for Preparing for the AP Literature Examp. 9
What You Need to Know About the AP Literature Examp. 13
Introduction to the AP Literature Examp. 15
Background on the Advanced Placement Examp. 15
Reasons for Taking the Advanced Placement Examp. 16
What You Need to Know about the AP Lit Examp. 17
A "Walk Through" the Diagnostic/Master Examp. 20
Advanced Placement Literature and Compositionp. 23
Section I of the Exam: The Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 34
Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Section of the Examp. 34
Types of Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 37
Scoring the Multiple-Choice Sectionp. 40
Strategies for Answering the Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 40
Answer Sheet for Diagnostic Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 49
The Multiple-Choice Section of the Diagnostic/Master Examp. 50
Explanation of Answers to the Multiple-Choice Questions of the Diagnostic/Master Examp. 57
The Prose Passage Essayp. 63
Introduction to the Prose Passage Essayp. 63
Types of Prose Passage Essay Questionsp. 64
Rating the Prose Passage Essayp. 65
Timing the Essayp. 66
Working the Promptp. 66
Reading and Notating the Prose Passagep. 68
Writing the Opening Paragraphp. 72
Writing the Body of the Prose Passage Essayp. 74
Sample Student Essaysp. 77
Rating the Student Essaysp. 80
Rapid Reviewp. 83
The Poetry Essayp. 84
Introduction to the Poetry Essayp. 84
Types of Prompts Used for the Poetry Essayp. 85
Timing and Planning the Poetry Essayp. 85
Working the Promptp. 86
Writing the Opening Paragraphp. 92
Writing the Body of the Poetry Essayp. 94
Sample Student Essaysp. 96
Rating the Student Essaysp. 98
Rapid Reviewp. 100
The Free-Response Essayp. 101
Introduction to the Free-Response Essayp. 101
Types of Free-Response Promptsp. 104
General Rubrics for the Free-Response Essayp. 105
Timing and Planning the Free-Response Essayp. 106
Working the Prompt from the Diagnostic Master Examp. 106
Developing the Opening Paragraphp. 110
Developing the Body of the Essayp. 112
Sample Student Essaysp. 114
Rating the Student Essaysp. 116
Final Commentsp. 117
Rapid Reviewp. 117
Comprehensive Review: Developing the Knowledge, Skills, and Strategiesp. 119
Introduction to Review Sectionp. 121
Prose Reviewp. 123
Introduction to Prosep. 123
Five Aspects of Every Narrativep. 124
Types of Novelsp. 129
Literary Terminologyp. 130
Prose Analysisp. 133
Final Commentsp. 135
Rapid Reviewp. 136
Poetry Reviewp. 137
Introduction to Poetryp. 137
The Structure of Poetryp. 138
Types of Poetryp. 141
Interpretation of Poetryp. 153
Poems for Comparison and Contrastp. 159
Rapid Reviewp. 161
Developing Confidence by Applying Skillsp. 163
Practice Exam 1p. 165
p. 167
p. 177
Answers to Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 179
Rating the Essay Sectionp. 183
Practice Exam 2p. 193
p. 195
p. 204
Answers to Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 207
Rating the Essay Sectionp. 211
After Wordsp. 223
A Suggested Reading Guidep. 225
Classicismp. 225
Realismp. 226
Romanticismp. 227
Impressionismp. 229
Expressionismp. 229
Naturalismp. 230
General Bibliographyp. 232
Glossary of Termsp. 235
Websites Related to the Advanced Placement Examp. 238
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