We are pleased to announce the publication of the new 8th edition of MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION EXAMINATION.
The new 8th Edition AP English Language book features six new sample exams, containing nearly three hundred challenging multiple-choice questions, including the 20-22 writing skills questions that are new to the exam. These are accompanied by equally challenging free-response prompts that address the three discrete language tasks featured on the exam: synthesis, rhetorical analysis, and argument. Featuring two fully-explicated practice exams with sample papers that have been assessed using the new six-point analytical rubric, this new edition has four additional practice exams that challenge students with an interesting mix of classic and contemporary essays, speeches and sermons, letters and travelogues, and even literary criticism. Among the non-fiction writers whose work appears in this new edition are Ta-Nihisi Coates, E.B. White, Jane Smiley, Oscar Wilde and Lee Sandlin.
Each class order is accompanied by a FREE
which contains all the sample questions as well as thorough explanations for both passages and questions.
Separate student Answer Keys for the multiple-choice sections are included with each question
Though the greatest factor in student success on the AP English examinations is good teaching,
test familiarity and practice should not be ignored or underrated. Prepare your students for the AP English
Literature and Language examinations by ordering the books that provide the most comprehensive question
selection (over 300!) and the most diverse and engaging passages. Increase their comfort – and your
satisfaction – by ordering today.
Dr. Richard Vogel has taught English for almost forty years in a variety of venues: public and private, all boys, all girls and co-ed, secondary and undergraduate. Currently teaching at Wilton High School in Wilton, CT, he has served as both a Reader and a Table Leader at the annual AP English Exam grading, as a Regional Consultant in AP English for the College Board, in addition to being the recipient of eight National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowships.
Here is what some of your colleagues have to say about our previous edition AP English Language book:
"What a wonderful resource for an AP teacher! The books provide ample practice for the students. They are accurate and
include the newest synthesis essay questions and sample student essays; in short, they are indespensible in my classroom."
Sigita Miltier / Tidewater Academy, Wakefield, VA
"The synthesis essays were very helpful. There are not very many of them available, and I used them all."
Philip Fickling / Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA
"Diversity of periods and levels of difficulty were exceptional."
Linda W. Shaw / Kerr-Vance Academy, Henderson, NC
"The books are an incredible resource for AP test practice. I have been saved countless hours of time by using these prepared materials."
Marie Marcincavage / Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, MI
"I love the multiple-choice questions. They are challenging enough to give the most complacent student a reality check.
Love the sample essays as well. These books allow me to give my students AP practice with helpful commentary to improve.
Your explanations are terrific as a teaching tool!"
Barbara Stinson / Westchester Country Day School, High Point, NC