AP English Lit. - The Four Magic Books

<p>This is the plan:</p>

<p>For the AP English Lit. test I will master four books in two weeks so that I can write about them "fluently" on the AP exam. However, I need your advice on which books to choose.</p>

<p>Obviously they need to be very different and include different themes, style, and diction. What are your recommendations.</p>

<p>I was thinking Antigone, Hamlet, Animal Farm, Madame Bovary.</p>

<p>a) What books would you take?????????????</p>

<p>b) Plus, how should we study for the essays and the multiple choice questions?</p>

<p>go buy a review book, they address all of that and more.</p>

<p>Dante's Inferno, Dubliners, Jane Eyre, and Gulliver's Travels.</p>

<p>You can also read The Stranger in a short amount of time and use it for some great themes.</p>

<p>Dubliners is key because the different stories all have themes unto themselves, plus cross-story themes that envelope the entire book.</p>

<p>Gulliver's Travels seems to be useful for many essays, in my experience.</p>

<p>Definitely Hamlet, but I'm not sure about the other three. I don't think the other books have appeared on the exam for the last five years. I'd go for The Awakening, Things Fall Apart, et cetra. Of course, you can choose whatever book u want as long as it's revelant to the question.</p>

<p>As for the review books, i would go for Princeton.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>I have not taken AP lit nor AP Lang.. i'm in honors this year. However, I want to take the SAT II in Lit, what preperation should I do? Or should I just take somethign else instead?</p>

<p>I would probably use Catch 22, The Awakening, Crime and Punishment, and Hamlet.
Ulysses by James Joyce would be awesome but it is way too long to read in two weeks.</p>

<p>My AP teacher said she hasn't seen a single AP topic that can't be covered by either Huckleberry Finn or Crime and Punishment for over 20 years she's been teaching AP English Lit.</p>

<p>I'm relying on either Crime and Punishment or King Lear...maybe I'll finish up Pride and Prejudice, and Invisible Man.</p>

<p>which would be better, reading King Lear or Hamlet? I might refresh on Mcbeth but I really don't want to read that book again (everyone was way too crazy for my taste)</p>

<p>Catch 22 is a really good one to use...</p>

<p>I'm going catch 22, slaughterhouse five, invisible man, and king lear.</p>

<p>KV...haha and i dont even like his books that much.</p>

<p>def. Hamlet. King Lear appeared more often on the real exams for few years, but Hamlet is more easy to write an essay on.</p>

<p>I'm using Moby Dick. Madame Bovary is too easy for the AP English test. Moby Dick, however, is a dry, difficult read--just like the stuff on the AP test.</p>

<p>"but Hamlet is more easy to write an essay on."</p>

<p>--What do you write essays on? Random topics that you create?</p>