5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay 2016

Paperback | August 3, 2015

byBarbara L. Murphy, Estelle M. Rankin

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Write a powerful AP English Essay exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide—updated for all the latest exam changes

5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exams.

Features include:

  • Strategies for planning, prewriting, writing, and reviewing your essay
  • Rhetorical strategies and techniques for good essay writing
  • Guidance on exactly what AP essay graders are looking for
  • Sample student essays for the AP English Language and AP English Literature tests, with commentary

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    Write a powerful AP English Essay exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide—updated for all the latest exam changes5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. T...

    Barbara L. Murphy has taught English Language and Composition as other college-level courses for over 20 years. She has been an AP Reader since 1993 and is consultant for the College Board's AP English Language and Composition and its Building for Success divisions. Estelle M. Rankin taught AP English Literature for more than 25 yea...

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    Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 3, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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    Table of Contents

    Part I Introduction to the Training Program
    1. Get with the Program
    Part II: Know the Basics
    2. Basic Writing Exercises
    3. Rhetorical Strategies
    4. Writing Style
    Part III: Writing Exercise Program and Routine
    5. The Essay Writing Prompt
    6. Prewriting and Planning
    7. Introducing Your Essay
    8. Writing the Body of the Essay
    9. Writing the conclusion and Revising
    Part IV: Evaluations and Adjustments
    10. Practice with Sample AP English Language Essays
    11. Practice with Sample AP English Literature Essays
    Part V: Training Supplements