About This Chapter
How it works:
- Identify which concepts are covered on your writing process homework.
- Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
- Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
- Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
- Finish your writing process homework with ease!
Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- Developing essay topics
- Brainstorming techniques
- Understanding tone, audience and purpose in essays
- Writing thesis statements
- Writing outlines
- Using basic essay structure
1. What Is Brainstorming?
You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.
2. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.
3. What is a Thesis Statement?
Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.
4. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
5. How to Write an Outline
Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.
6. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay
Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.
7. Online Sources: Definition & Citations
Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.
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Other chapters within the AP English Language: Homework Help Resource course
- AP English - Reading Essays - Basics: Homework Help
- AP English - Prose Nonfiction: Homework Help
- AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Homework Help
- AP English - Types of Essays on the Exam: Homework Help
- AP English - Writing & Structuring an Essay: Homework Help
- AP English - Writing Revision and Skill Development: Homework Help
- AP English - Essay Conventions: Homework Help
- AP English - Grammar Review: Homework Help
- AP English - Using Source Materials: Homework Help