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AP* English Literature and Composition Review Course

The most cramworthy cram course.

You've pondered Jane Eyre, suffered through The Sound and the Fury, and you've picked apart the themes of Heart of Darkness. Your last step toward qualifying as a literary whiz kid (and getting your weight in college credit) is getting a 5 on your AP English Literature and Composition Exam. 

Shmoop's here to help with the ultimate cram course. Our AP English Literature Review Course is like a personal tutor that takes you step-by-step through the structure of the AP exam and shows you all the secret passageways to multiple-choice success and hidden stairways to free-response glory. We'll also review the biggie concepts you need to know, like imagery and figurative language, diction and syntax, and voice and tone.

This course also contains

  • dozens of drills to help you ace those multiple-choice questions. 
  • a slew of practice essays to help you transform your AP English book smarts into penned perfection. 
  • tips and strategies for tackling (and taming) the exam. 
  • 2 practice exams so you get the full game-day experience. 
  • a virtual classroom where you can talk to your teacher and record your work.

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Course Breakdown

Unit 1. The Multiple-Choice Section

From terms of literary analysis to imagery, purpose, tone, and structure, this unit has you covered. Each and every facet of English literature that you might conceivably need to know for the test is reviewed here.

Unit 2. The Free Response Section

The infamous free response section. The poetry, prose, and open essays are picked apart and explained from head to toe in this unit. Need help on one of them, or maybe two, or even all three? Shmoop's AP English lit course is like a warm pile of fresh laundry—jump on in!

  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 11, 12
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • College Prep
    • English
    • Test Prep
    • High School

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