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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
Course SummaryOur AP English Language: Exam Prep course is designed to prepare you for the AP English Language and Composition exam. Through a series of short video lessons and interactive practice quizzes, you'll study all the information you need to know in order to earn a high score on the AP exam.
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Build your reading comprehension skills and learn to write better essays through these online video lessons in English language. Our lessons are brief but packed with the information you need to pass the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition Exam and gain college credit. Our experienced, knowledgeable instructors guide you through the essay-writing process, from brainstorming to revising, and introduce you to various styles of nonfiction writing, including biographies and articles. To test your knowledge of English language and composition, you can complete the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video.
|Reading Essays - Basics||Learn how to comprehend an essay, use contextual clues to define words, determine the best audience, and edit other writers' essays.|
|Prose Nonfiction||Explore the many types of nonfiction writing, like biographies, essays, journals, articles, speeches, and more.|
|Rhetorical Devices||Understand how form is affected by an author's choice to use devices like metaphor, allusions, irony, satire, or footnotes.|
|Types of Essays on the Exam||Learn about the three types of essay questions on the AP exam: synthesis, analytical, and persuasive.|
|Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing||Explore basic writing concepts like active voice, appeals, diction, sentence structure, and reasoning.|
|The Writing Process: Development and Planning||Understand how to transition from prompt to essay through brainstorming, outlining, and thesis development.|
|The Writing Process: Writing and Structuring an Essay||Learn how to write strong body paragraphs and make a sound argument.|
|The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development||Explore ways to practice your writing and strategies to revise your essays in order to improve your work.|
|English Grammar Review||Understand parts of speech like nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions and how to use them properly.|
|Using Source Materials||Learn how to gather information for your essays and cite many different types correctly.|
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