Ch 18: AP English: Writing Revision and Skill Development

About This Chapter

Watch writing revision and skill development video lessons and learn test-taking strategies, practice methods, proofreading tips, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP English course.

AP English: Writing Revision and Skill Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Like with many skills, practice makes perfect with writing, and even if you reach perfection, you need to proofread and revise everything you write. In this chapter, you'll learn about ways in which you can practice on your own in order to improve your writing and revision skills. We'll explore strategies for writing essays during a timed exam, revising your work on your own, and proofreading before you hand in that paper. Our instructors use specific examples to help you understand the whys, hows, and whens of writing and revision. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Successfully proofread a work for content and mechanics errors
  • Strategize your time to write an essay on the clock
  • Revise your own papers without an instructor's aid
  • Practice writing on your own in numerous ways
  • Catch mistakes in your writing

How to Write a Great Essay QuicklyLearn four basic steps to write a timed essay for an exam and remove stress from the process.
Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at WritingExplore some different ways to practice writing so you can improve.
Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your WritingUnderstand editing for content and mechanics and ways you can successfully self-edit your own work.
How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and GrammarLearn the importance of this final step and strategies to help you find and fix errors.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.