AP® English Language and Composition (2019 - 2023)

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  • Practice questions: 14
  • Practice exams: 3
  • Pages of review: 19
  • Videos: 161

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Thinking about adding some special rhetorical flourishes to your writing? You can peruse Erasmus' Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style (published in 1512, Latin title De Utraque Verborum ac Rerum Copia)...or read Shmoop's guide to the AP English Language and Composition exam.

This guide is loaded with review, drills, and more practice exams than we hope you'll need, so you can learn...

  • how to prove that you are a good reader and an even gooder writer.
  • how to love non-fiction in a way that is respectful and honorable and not...you know...
  • how to hypnotize people with your writing. Or, at least, persuade them to do your bidding.

Can you identify the tone of this study guide? Perfect.

What's inside Shmoop's guide to the AP English Language and Composition exam

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who are really, really into learning. Our test prep resources will help you prepare for exams with comprehensive, engaging, and fresh af materials that bring the test to life. No, not like that. Put down those torches.

Here, you'll find…

  • a comprehensive diagnostic exam
  • completely updated full-length exam
  • fun and engaging review of rhetorical situations, claims & evidence, reasoning & organization, and style (all of which, coincidentally, are on the test).
  • tons of practice questions and drills
  • expert guidance on how to get a perfect score

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