5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations: by Barbara L. Murphy

By Barbara L. Murphy

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE Grace Freedson, sequence Editor an exhilarating new sequence of analysis courses that we could each one scholar layout a process learn pitched to his or her person wishes and studying sort every year, a couple of million U.S. highschool scholars take a number of complex placement (AP) tests, and, in accordance with legit projections, that quantity will proceed to upward push within the years forward. that's simply because AP tests confer very important advantages on those that do good on them. excessive AP rankings are necessary to gaining admission to such a lot elite schools. they supply scholars with a aggressive aspect while competing for provides and scholarships. and so they enable scholars to avoid required collage survey classes, saving on skyrocketing institution charges. Designed to coincide completely with the most up-tp-date AP tests, 5 Steps to a five at the complicated Placement Examinations courses include numerous complex good points that set them primarily rivals. each one consultant is based round an inventive Five-Step Plan. step one is to improve a research plan, the second one builds wisdom, the 3rd and fourth hone test-taking abilities and techniques, and the 5th fosters the arrogance scholars have to ace the assessments. this versatile research instrument is usually adapted to 3 kinds of scholars. For the extra established pupil there's a "Month-by-Month" method that follows the varsity 12 months and a "Calendar Countdown" process that starts off with the recent yr. for college students who depart learning to the final minute "Basic education" covers the fundamentals in precisely 4 weeks. different striking gains comprise: pattern assessments that heavily simulate actual checks assessment fabric in line with the contents of the latest assessments Icons highlighting very important evidence, vocabulary, and frequently-asked questions Boxed rates supplying recommendation from scholars who've aced the assessments and from AP lecturers and school professors web pages and hyperlinks to necessary on-line attempt assets, besides writer email addresses for college kids with follow-up questions Authors who're both AP direction teachers or examination builders

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Question 2 (Suggested time—40 minutes. ) Carefully read the following excerpt from Louisa May Alcott’s nonfiction narrative Hospital Sketches (1863). S. Army hospital during the Civil War. Consider such devices as pacing, diction, imagery, selection of details, and tone. “Death of a Soldier” As I went on my hospital rounds with Dr. , I happened to ask which man in the room suffered most. He glanced at John. “Every breath he draws is like a stab; for the ball pierced the left lung and broke a rib.

All the reporting is usually completed by the middle to end of July. REASONS FOR TAKING THE AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION EXAM Why Would I Want to Take the AP English Language and Composition Exam? Good question. Why put yourself through a year of intensive study, pressure, stress, and preparation? To be honest, only you can answer that question. However, over the years, our students have indicated to us that there are several reasons why they were willing to take the risk and to put in the effort.

E. Einstein is suspicious of German espionage. Questions 45–54 are based on the following passage by the poet John Ciardi, a long-time member of the staff of the now extinct literary weekly, The Saturday Review. 1 The middle drawer of an average desk may be described as a sliding box, about two and a half inches deep and about two and a half feet square, beginning with a pencil rack and ending in oblivion. Such, at least, are the estimated dimensions and the obvious organization of the antique but average desk at which I sit [at The Saturday Review] when I am sitting there, which I do only irregularly, and only as the spirit moves me.

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