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Best AP Lit Books?

Hey there! I'm taking AP Lit this year and I'm trying to get a head start on studying. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best books to read for this class, or any solid study strategies? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hi! It's awesome that you're getting a head start on AP Lit. There are a few different books and resources that can help you succeed in this class. For textbooks, many people find '5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature' or 'Barron's AP English Literature and Composition' quite helpful. These books offer content review, test-taking strategies, and practice exams that can give you a good foundation for the course.

For literary works to study, try to be familiar with a varied selection of novels, plays, and poems. Some often-tested works include 'Hamlet,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Pride and Prejudice,' and 'The Great Gatsby.' You can find a list of suggested works on the College Board website, but ultimately, your teacher may have their own required reading list throughout the course.

As for study strategies, regularly practice analyzing passages, and work on understanding themes, character development, and literary techniques. Discussions with your classmates or joining a study group can also be beneficial. Best of luck in your AP Lit journey!

7 months ago

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