AP English Language

All The Information You Need to Ace the Exam

 

Best Textbook Alternatives: (Will Not Lead to Information Overload)

Broward County School Notes: These notes are ideal high quality notes that are much more useful than the AP English Language textbook. They are detailed enough to include all the information covered in the exam but are not redundant and don’t carry worthless information that the textbook includes. Not only will these notes save you time, they will prevent you from getting into information overload mode and thus better prepare you for the exam.

Best Books to Buy Now:

For many exams, buying a practice book can make studying for the exam much easier. Some people specifically like the old fashion way of studying materials from a book and being able to take notes. The thing is not all books are good candidates for being prep books. The best books are those whose material matches that of the College Boards material. In many cases prep books might be rushed in order to match specific deadlines. Never rely on Amazon or Google’s ratings as many test prep companies pay those engines to put their material first. For example, although Barron’s test prep is a good company to use, they are always going to appear first on search results because they bid the most to be put up first.

Most importantly, don’t forget to let your books accompany you all throughout your course so you don’t procrastinate.

Essay Writing Guide:

  • Covers the easily studied material that is most critical for the exam
  • Plenty of examples

The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

 

Cliff Notes Detailed Summary:

  • Unique analysis and critical thinking
  • Covers the important aspects of curriculum
  • Detailed and to the point just like the exam

Stop Thinking Excessively and Study Well

 

 

 

Best Places to Study Before a Test

Albert.io Practice Problems: Although you might need to buy a full access subscription to this site, even the preview problems (there are a lot of them) are very effective in testing out individual concepts needed for preparation on the exam. This is ideal practice for MC problems

College Board FRQs: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

How to Write the FRQ?: This includes some great examples and tips on writing the rhetorical analysis paragraphs and essays.

Best Flashcards

Quizlet Study Cards: This set of Study cards focuses less on memorization and more on conceptual understanding which is the most important thing to review for the AP Exam.

Best AP Exam Practice Tests

College Board FRQs: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

Varsity Tutors MC Practice: These MC questions are very comprehensive and match a lot of those used on former exams. They also test both concepts and facts.

2001 Practice MC Exam: Although a little old this exam has been released by the College Board so its questions will mirror those that will be used in the current exam.

More MC Practice: One additional practice MC exam to get used to the MC format.

Score Calculator

 

Best Study Guides

40 Term Study Guide: This set of notes contains important term to know before taking the AP Exam.

How to Write the FRQ?: This includes some great examples and tips on writing the rhetorical analysis paragraphs and essays.

Best Video Series (Use if you ever get stuck on a concept)

Matthew Singleton Videos: This Channel is very easy to browse and contains very useful videos on all the topics covered in the exam.

Exam Format:

54 Multiple-Choice Questions (1 Hour)

3 Free-Response Essays (2 Hours)

Exam Date: May 16th, 2018