About This Chapter
How it works:
- Identify which concepts are covered on your basics of essay reading 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 basics of essay reading homework with ease!
Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- Getting the gist of an essay
- Improving reading comprehension
- Using context to determine the meaning of words
- Determining the best audience for an essay
- Editing essays by other writers
1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
3. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
4. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
5. Rachel Carson: Biography, Facts & Books
This article discusses the life and work of Rachel Carson, a leading pioneer of environmental research and conservation. Read the article, then take the quiz!
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Other chapters within the AP English Language: Homework Help Resource course
- AP English - Prose Nonfiction: Homework Help
- AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Homework Help
- AP English - Types of Essays on the Exam: Homework Help
- AP English - Beginning the Writing Process: 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