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 a thrilling new sequence of analysis courses that shall we every one pupil layout a process research pitched to his or her person wishes and studying variety every year, a couple of million U.S. highschool scholars take a number of complex placement (AP) assessments, and, in response to legitimate projections, that quantity will proceed to upward thrust within the years forward. that's simply because AP assessments confer vital advantages on those that do good on them. excessive AP rankings are integral to gaining admission to so much elite schools. they supply scholars with a aggressive facet whilst competing for promises and scholarships. they usually permit scholars to circumvent required collage survey classes, saving on skyrocketing university charges. Designed to coincide completely with the most up-tp-date AP assessments, 5 Steps to a five at the complex Placement Examinations courses comprise numerous complicated gains that set them exceptionally opponents. each one consultant is dependent round an creative Five-Step Plan. step one is to advance a research plan, the second one builds wisdom, the 3rd and fourth hone test-taking talents and techniques, and the 5th fosters the boldness scholars have to ace the checks. this versatile learn software can be adapted to 3 kinds of scholars. For the extra based scholar there's a "Month-by-Month" technique that follows the varsity yr and a "Calendar Countdown" procedure that starts with the recent yr. for college kids who depart learning to the final minute "Basic education" covers the fundamentals in exactly 4 weeks. different awesome positive aspects contain: pattern checks that heavily simulate actual tests evaluation fabric in response to the contents of the latest exams Icons highlighting very important proof, vocabulary, and frequently-asked questions Boxed fees providing recommendation from scholars who've aced the tests and from AP lecturers and faculty professors web pages and hyperlinks to precious on-line attempt assets, besides writer e mail addresses for college kids with follow-up questions Authors who're both AP path teachers or examination builders

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The dash to indicate the shift in thought D. a series of prepositional phrases E. an inverted sentence 10. A shift in atmosphere in paragraph 6 is indicated by the phrase A. B. C. D. E. “without further” “Then, however” “It had indeed” “The brilliancy” “It was further” 11. The atmosphere established in the sixth paragraph is mainly one of A. threatened calamity B. picturesque cheerfulness and lightness C. conspiracy D. awkwardness E. decay and melancholy 12. The purpose of the last two sentences in the excerpt is to A.

Examine a part of his writing process E. remember his past experiences 46. The tone of the essay is A. B. C. D. E. romantic and idealistic surreal and whimsical gently self-deprecating clinical and objective formal and philosophical 47. The author develops the humor in this selection by I. use of the word “average” II. parenthetical comments III. syntax A. B. C. D. E. I only II only III only I and II I, II, III 48. The use of “shapen” in paragraph 5 accomplishes all of the following except A. it reinforces the formal tone of the essay 36 • About the AP Exam B.

Ciardi is illustrating his control of syntax B. It’s the most important paragraph in the passage C. The complex content demanded a complicated presentation D. It is the contents of the drawer observed and noted in one glance E. Listing will make it easier to read END OF SECTION I Introduction to the AP Exam • 37 The second part of the test is the 2-hour essay writing section. This is taken after the break following completion of the multiplechoice section of the exam. You will be required to write three different essays.

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