We are pleased to announce the publication of a new 8th edition of MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND FREE-RESPONSE
QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP COMPUTER SCIENCE EXAMINATION.
The new 8th edition has been revised and updated to include many new exciting features. As usual, the book is
divided into two sections. The first section now has 19 focus chapters. Each chapter briefly summarizes the concepts,
provides information about common pitfalls, and is followed by at least 12 review questions. The second section has
3 sample exams, each simulating the actual AP Computer Science Examination, with 40 multiple-choice and 4 free-response
questions in each sample exam.
The 8th edition has been enriched in three areas to assist students in their preparation progress by intensifying and
elaborating on these topics and adding many more questions. The first area is Object Oriented Programming, which has
now been expanded to 4 chapters of review with a total of 48 questions. The second area is GridWorld Case Study, which
is a completely new addition to this book. It is divided into two topical sections of review with a total of 48 questions.
The third area is the tricky questions, also known as snooker questions. A snooker question is a question that a student
with good knowledge of a topic, nevertheless gets wrong. Therefore, we have devoted a new chapter (chapter 20) for snooker
questions. This new chapter covers 16 major topic areas that are tested on the AP Exam and provides two questions for
each topic, to assist students with subtle trickiness in questions.
Approximately 70% of the book is comprised of new questions, while the remaining questions have been updated
and modified. This edition has a total of 404 multiple-choice questions and 12 free-response questions, providing your
students with a vast amount of varied questions to assist in preparing for the exam. Separate student Answer Keys for
the multiple-choice questions accompany each class order.
Also available for your students is a STUDENTíS SOLUTIONS MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY MULTIPLE-CHOICE
& FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
EXAMINATION. It provides detailed explanations for each question in the book.
We are also proud to announce the publication of a new book, The GridWorld Case Study Manual in Preparation for the AP Computer Science Examination, dedicated to the analysis of the GridWorld Case Study. The GridWorld Case Study has been a part of the AP Computer Science Examination for the last five exams. There isnít much out there to prepare students on this topic which counts for a significant 3/16 of the studentís total grade.
The manual consists of seven units. It explains each of the testable GridWorld topics, along with chapter exercises, and 12 multiple-choice questions after each unit. It also includes a comprehensive exam on the GridWorld Case Study, with a total of 100 multiple-choice questions and 12 free-response questions. This will definitely give your students an added advantage to being well prepared for this part of the exam. It is the perfect companion to our AP Computer Science Preparation book. Additionally, separate student Answer Keys for the manual will be included with each order.
The questions in the 8th edition are as demanding as students will find on the actual AP Computer Science exam,
making its use more on target than other types of review books. This book is the most comprehensive up-to-date book
published. It will enable your students to be better prepared. Why not give your students the edge?
The author of these books is Leon Schram, an AP Computer Science teacher and former member of the AP Computer
Science Test Development Committee. He has also been a reader for the AP Computer Science exam for 10 years, and
a consultant at workshops since 1985.
Here is what some of your colleagues had to say about our previous editions of AP Computer Science:
"The AP Computer Science book is excellent. It is a credit to your company to recognize and publish the works
of Leon Schram. Schram knows how to reach the high school students in his presentation of material in a unique
and successful way."
Jean Lazenby / Hattiesburg HS, Hattiesburg, MS
"Provided some of the best review for preparation for the AP exam."
Ty McDermott / Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA
"Topical approach to Part I questions. The classroom teacher has the opportunity to focus on re-emphasizing
topics, picking up on the student's strengths and weaknesses."
David Ball / Spencerport HS, Spencerport, NY
"The questions are difficult enough to prepare my students for the AP exam. Keep up the great work."
James A. Madden / University HS, Tucson, AZ
"Leon Schram's practice exams are a good indicator of my students' performance on the AP exams."
Joy Deshmukh / Second Baptist School, Humble, TX