About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP English language material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP English. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to capture the audience or write effective conclusions
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about essay writing and structure
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Writing & Structuring an Essay chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Writing & Structuring an Essay chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any essay writing and structure question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an essay writing and structuring unit of a standard AP English course. Topics covered include:
- Methods for writing a strong essay body
- Transition sentences
- Elements of effective conclusions
- Argument structure
- Rough draft
1. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience
We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.
2. How to Write a Strong Essay Body
This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!
3. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.
4. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements
Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!
5. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.
6. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay
At some point, you may be required to write a personal essay. Watch this video to learn how to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.
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Other chapters within the AP English Language: Help and Review course
- AP English - Reading Essays - Basics: Help and Review
- AP English - Prose Nonfiction: Help and Review
- AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Help and Review
- AP English - Beginning the Writing Process: Help and Review
- AP English - Writing Revision and Skill Development: Help and Review
- AP English - Essay Basics - Conventions in Essay Writing: Help and Review
- AP English - Grammar Review: Help and Review
- AP English - Using Source Materials: Help and Review