Ch 2: AP English: Prose Nonfiction

About This Chapter

You can study short, engaging video lessons in this chapter that address what nonfiction is and present multiple examples of it. Check your understanding of the lesson topics as you go by completing the practice quizzes.

AP English: Prose Nonfiction - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

There are many different works that fit into the category of nonfiction. This chapter will cover the two kinds of nonfiction, literary and informational, and the several pieces of writing that fall under these types. The major terms covered in these lessons will pop up in the chapter's self-assessment quizzes. The fun lessons explore the following:

  • How informed opinion, persuasion and fact are different
  • The various works that can be considered autobiographical
  • The kind of nonfiction that editorials and articles come under
  • Different kinds of business documents

Video Objective
What is Nonfiction? Understand what it means when a work is considered nonfiction.
Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction Examine what fact, informed opinion and persuasion entail.
Types of Nonfiction: Literary Nonfiction (Essays, Journals, Diaries, Letters, Reference Books & Reviews) Learn about a variety of different works that are literary nonfiction.
Types of Nonfiction: Literary Nonfiction (Biographies & Autobiographies) Explore the content of biographies and autobiographies.
Types of Nonfiction: Informational Text (Editorials, Articles & Speeches) Investigate forms of informational text.
Types of Nonfiction: Business Documents (Policies, Procedure Manuals & Employee Programs) Study various examples of business documents.
The Viewing Component and Commentary Evaluate commentary as well as viewing components.

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