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Ch 1: AP English - Reading Essays - Basics: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Reading Essays - Basics chapter of this AP English Homework Help course helps students complete their basic essay reading homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP English - Reading Essays - Basics: Homework Help
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

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.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

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.

How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay

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.

Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

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.

Rachel Carson: Biography, Facts & Books

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!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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