Ch 7: AP English - Prose Fiction: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Prose Fiction chapter of this AP English Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about prose fiction. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the elements involved in prose fiction required in a typical AP English literature course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP English literature work.
  • Identify the prose fiction concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP English Literature Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn prose fiction and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding types of fiction, characterization, plots or any other fiction style topics
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English literature learning
  • Prefer learning English literature visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their prose fiction unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP English literature
  • Don't have access to their English literature teachers outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning prose fiction simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live English literature tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn prose fiction on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Define the different types of fiction.
  • Discover the differences among short stories, novels and novellas.
  • Explore the impact and importance of setting.
  • Examine the functions of dialogue and character roles in prose fiction.
  • Identify the different parts of the plot and subplots.
  • Point out flashbacks and explain their uses in literature.
  • Analyze themes and thematic elements in literature
  • Learn about how figures of speech and different dialects add depth to prose.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: AP English - Prose Fiction: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

1. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

4. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

5. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

6. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

7. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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