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Best Books for AP English Literature Preparation

If you reached this page then there is 99% probability that you chose English Literature as one of your Advanced Placement subjects. In fact English literature is the second most subject taken by students across Unites states of America. Close to half million students are expected to give the exam this year. Advanced placement exam has many advantages over other exams. It gives you college credits if you score high points which ranges from 1-5 with 5 being the highest.

These College credits can help you in many ways right from skipping introductory classes to completing your graduation a semester before. However you need to do a lot of hard work to earn these credits. These are college level exams which are conducted by College board. Simply giving the exams is not enough. You need to take enough preparation classes at your school and you have to study enough to score good in English Literature.

Below are some good prep books for English Literature :

  1. Barron’s AP English Literature and Composition, 5th Edition (Barron’s Ap English Literture and Composition) by George Ehrenhaft Ed.D.
  2. Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
  3. 5 Steps to a 5 AP English Literature 2014-2015 (EBOOK) (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations… by Estelle Rankin and Barbara Murphy
  4. AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course) by Dawn Hogue
  5. CliffsNotes AP English Literature and Composition, 3rd Edition (Cliffs AP) by Allan Casson

English Literature may look like an easy subject to score marks but actually it’s not that easy to score marks in this subject. The mean score for English literature is barely 2.81 and It’s quite low compared to other subjects. Only 57.9% students scored above 3.

If you don’t score a 4 or 5 score then you will not get enough credits. Many colleges don’t even accept a score of 3 for credits. You need to prepare well for English literature subject so that you can score of 4 or 5. You also need to manage your time for school syllabus and English literature subject & also for any other exam such as SAT or ACT. Don’t depend on PDF ebooks as they tend to waste a lot of time. Get the above books and start your preparation. Best of luck.

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