AP English Literature & Composition For Dummies

For Dummies

Yes, you can pass the AP English Literature and Composition exam with ease! Just brush the dust off your thinking cap and get a little help from AP English Literature and Composition For Dummies. It gets you up to speed on all the topics and themes of the AP exam in a focused, step-by-step manner.

Beginning with an exam overview and ways to get the most out of an AP English class, this book has it all: long- and short-range planning advice, detailed chapters that discuss the four main literary genres, and two full-length practice exams — complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. It helps you perfect the skills you need to get your best possible score. Two bonus appendixes provide a full list of teacher-recommended titles to choose from for the open-ended essay, as well as a quick grammar review to address the fundamentals of superior essay writing. Discover how to:

  • Get familiar with the exam format and the types of questions you’ll face
  • Figure out what the questions are really asking
  • Maximize your score on multiple-choice questions
  • Write effectively and eloquently about poetry, prose, and drama
  • Prepare for paired passages and craft a clever open-ended essay
  • Annotate poetry and prose like an expert

Passing the AP English Literature and Composition exam doesn’t have to be torture. Get AP English Literature and Composition For Dummies and find out how easy it can be.

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About the author

Geraldine Woods has taught and tutored every level of English from 5th grade through AP for the past three decades. She’s the author of more than 40 books, including numerous books published by Wiley: English Grammar For Dummies, English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, College Admissions Essays For Dummies, SAT I For Dummies, and Punctuation: Simplified and Applied.
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Publisher
For Dummies
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Published on
Feb 13, 2008
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470289266
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Language
English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. 

 

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:

Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics      
Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place              
Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly           
Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns
Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences        

Part II: Mastering Mechanics          
Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense
Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention           
Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes         
Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks
Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters         

Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use  
Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns)      
Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence
Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations 
Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood?

Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons   
Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly
Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons           
Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons        

Part V: Writing with Style  
Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance               
Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences  
Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections
Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost

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