We are pleased to announce the publication of the 9th edition of MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION EXAMINATION.
The 9th Edition of the AP English Literature book has been revamped to reflect the latest College Board changes to the Literature examination. Though it retains individual sections on Prepping for Poetry, Prepping for Prose and Prepping for Literature that are designed to offer students a primer for each discrete task that appears on the AP English Literature and Composition Examination, its content is 100% new, with passages drawn from writers as diverse as Browning, Atwood, Kesey, Hurston, McEwan, Trollope and Ferlinghetti. As has been our practice, each passage and question set is followed by a general explication of the passage as well as the rationale behind each individual answer. Free-response questions are accompanied by explications and sample student responses that have been assessed using the guidelines provided by the College Boardfs new, six point analytical rubric. Our selection of poetry and prose passages, which reflects a broad diversity of gender, era and culture, has been designed to hone studentsf ability to analyze content, theme, structure and style on the highest possible level, preparing them not only for the exam but for the undergraduate English classes they may later encounter. The 330 multiple-choice questions and the accompanying 18 essay prompts may be used either to prepare students for the timed examination in May or as individual lessons that complement many of the reading selections of a typical AP syllabus.
Each class order is accompanied by a FREE Teacher's Manual, which contains the six student exams as well as thorough explications of all the passages and their accompanying questions. For the instructorfs convenience a separate Answer Key for the multiple-choice questions is included with each question book. 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 Examination by ordering the books that provide the most comprehensive question selection and the most diverse and engaging literary selections. Increase their comfort|and your satisfaction|by ordering today.
Dr. Richard Vogel has been teaching English for over 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 Reading, as a Regional Consultant in AP English for the College Board, in addition to being the recipient of nine National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowships. He has conducted numerous APSIs in AP English Literature in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and West Virginia, helping teachers hone their craft in Advanced Placement English.
Here is what some of your colleagues had to say about our previous edition of the AP English Literature book:
"D&S preparation books always challenge the students. Students report that the practice truly help prepare them for the AP English Literature examination."
Ann Birr / Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
"Excellent selections! Great teacher information and explanations for answers. Very helpful in preparing for the AP exam."
Karen Defoe / San Juan High School, Citrus Heights, CA
"I love the explications offered for the multiple-choice questions as well as the ratings for the essays. Great tool for exam preparation."
Cheryl Bulls / Troy High School, Troy, TX
"One of the most useful tools to help AP students in understanding the multiple-choice process."
Buff Bogard / Chino High School, Chino, CA
"I most appreciate the support for the timed essays. The samples, the student analysis exercises, and the professional commentary on the student models are most helpfulas are the rubrics and passage analyses."
Richard C. Reed / Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN
"Great preparation book! I use it for homework weekly!"
Geri Gilstrap / Stilwell High School, Stilwell, OK