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AP* English Language and Composition

Does the IRS take syntax out of my paycheck?


Thinking about adding some special rhetorical flourishes to your writing? 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.

In this guide, you'll learn

  • how to prove that you are a good reader and a good writer.
  • how to love non-fiction.
  • 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 Online AP® English Language and Composition Test Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

In the AP® English Language and Composition guide, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • three full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • test-taking tips to help you break down a lengthy exam.
  • loads of practice drills.
  • review of rhetorical strategies and questions, inferring identity and character, organizational structures and strategies, and more.

We have online Test Prep for each and every AP® Exam!

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