CliffsNotes AP English Literature and Composition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-26
  • Publisher: Houghton Miff
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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP English Literature and Composition exam

About the book:


-Reviews of the AP exam format and scoring

-Proven strategies for answering multiple-choice questions

-Hints for tackling the essay questions


Part I: Analysis of Exam Areas

-Section I: Multiple-choice questions

-Section II: Essay questions

-Definitions of terms used in the exam

-Previous text used and recommended authors to study

Part II: AP English Literature and Composition Practice Exams

-6 full-length practice exams with answers and complete explanations

Author Biography

Allan Casson, Ph.D., was Chairman of the Exam Committee and was active in the reading and writing of the AP English Literature exam for more than twenty-five years.

Jean Eggenschwiler received her undergraduate degree in English from The University of California at Berkeley and attended graduate school at Stanford University, where she studied English and Education. She has taught English literature and composition in secondary schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Format of the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.

General Format and Grading of the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.

Contents of the Exam.

How the Exam Is Written and Graded.

Answers to Your Questions about the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.

Preparation for the Exam.

Multiple-Choice Questions.

Free-Response, or Essay Questions.

Open Questions.

Other Questions.


Chapter 1: The AP English Literature and Composition Exam Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions.

Chapter 2: The AP English Literature and Composition Exam Section II: Essay Questions.

Chapter 3: Definitions of Terms Used in AP Literature Exams.

Chapter 4: Previous Text Used and Recommended Authors to Study for the Exam.


Chapter 5: Practice Exam 1.

Chapter 6: Practice Exam 2.

Chapter 7: Practice Exam 3.

Chapter 8: Practice Exam 4.

Chapter 9: Practice Exam 5.

Chapter 10: Practice Exam 6.

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Better Than I Expected April 10, 2011
When I bought this book, I wondered how a book could help you review for the AP Lit exam, since there are no facts to really cover like in other exams. However, this book is extremely useful for those seeking a high score. It brings you step by step through the process of writing prompts, pointing out important details and giving a plethora of examples. The tips on the multiple choice questions allow you to review all the major terms you need and offers many opportunities to test yourself, with the why behind the answer included. Plus, you will feel better about the test because it is written by a former test writer. This makes it feel like you can trust what he is saying about the test, and I do not remember him being wrong once when it came to the actual exam. In conclusion, buy this book or don't buy one at all.
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