The Language of Composition

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - The textbook is organized in two parts: opening chapters that develop key rhetoric, argument, and synthesis skills; followed by thematic chapters comprised of the finest classic and contemporary nonfiction and visual texts. With engaging readings and reliable instruction, The Language of Composition gives every students the opportunity for success in AP® English Language.

Ap® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. For over a decade, the language of Composition has been the most successful textbook written for the AP® English Language and Composition Course. Now, its esteemed author team is back, giving practical instruction geared toward training students to read and write at the college level.

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The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

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Hachette Books #ad - During the year of her ten-year reunion, whose ambition threatens her popular girl status; and the stealth Overachiever, who grapples with horrifying parental pressure to succeed; Audrey, Robbins goes back to her high school, who worries his years of overachieving will be wasted if he doesn't attend a name-brand college; Taylor, whose panicked perfectionism overshadows her life; Sam, where she follows heart-tuggingly likeable students including "AP" Frank, a mystery junior who flies under the radar.

Robbins tackles teen issues such as intense stress, parental guilt, the black market for study drugs, sports rage, the student and teacher cheating epidemic, and a college admissions process so cutthroat that students are driven to suicide and depression because of a B. With a compelling mix of fast-paced narrative and fascinating investigative journalism, The Overachievers aims both to calm the admissions frenzy and to expose its escalating dangers.

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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

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5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP English Language Questions to Know by Test Day, Second Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - That’s why we’ve selected these passages and multiple-choice questions for you to become skilled close readers who will have success on the AP English Language and Composition exam. The questions in this book will help you put yourself in the mind of a writer who thoughtfully chooses which words to use, what structure, what rhetorical techniques, what tone, what sentences types, etc.

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Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT - Book Three

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Prestwick House, Inc. #ad - Students will benefit from: focused prefix, suffix, and root practice Challenging inference exercises Detailed critical reading exercises New SAT-style writing and grammar exercises Recommended for grade 11. Vocabulary power plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies.

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5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2019

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - A perfect plan for the perfect score score-raising features include: •6 full-length practice exams, and practice activities to hone your skills in close reading, powerful analytics and progress charts, critical thinking, and critical/ analytical/ argumentative writing bonus cross-platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, flashcards, 3 in the book + 3 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP English Language exam format •Proven strategies specific to each section of the exam•Strategies for deconstructing essay prompts and planning your essay•A comprehensive review of analysis and argument, interactive tests, games, and more! see inside front and back covers for details The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams.

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Literature & Composition

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Organized thematically to put meaning first, literature & Composition offers a wide variety of classic and current literature, plus all of the support students need to analyze and write about it—for assignments and on the AP® Literature Exam. The book is divided into two parts: instructional chapters that teach students the skills they need for success in an AP® Literature course, and thematic chapters the let students explore amazing literature while honing their reading, writing, and analysis skills.

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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Patterns for College Writing

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Laurie kirszner and stephen mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. And the new edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics. In patterns for college writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays.

Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, and the writing process, research, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing—all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country.

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Myers' Psychology for AP®

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Worth Publishers #ad - Whether you are new to ap® psychology or have many years under your belt, this uniquely AP® book program can help you achieve more. Dr. Myers teaches, illuminates, and inspires. Four years ago, we published this ground-breaking text which is correlated directly to the AP® course. Life is a journey, from womb to tomb.

So it is for me, and so it will be for you. Thus begins market-leading author david myers’ discussion of developmental psychology in Unit 9 of his new Myers’ Psychology for AP® Second Edition. With an undeniable gift for writing, Dr. Myers will lead your students on a guided tour of psychological science and poignant personal stories.

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A Documentary History of the United States Revised and Updated

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Berkley #ad - Heffner and journalist alexander heffner, this book includes important documents such as:  *  the complete text of the Declaration of Independence  *  The complete Constitution of the United States  *  The Monroe Doctrine  *  The Emancipation Proclamation  *  Woodrow Wilson's War Message to Congress  *  Franklin D.

Kennedy's inaugural address  *  Martin Luther King, Jr. S "i have a dream" speech  *  ronald reagan's inaugural addresses  *  Documents relating to September 11, 2001 and the Iraq WarThis edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump. Here, and letters that have forged American history, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, now updated with new content such as Trump's inaugural address.

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