About This Chapter
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 Quickly||Learn four basic steps to write a timed essay for an exam and remove stress from the process.|
|Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing||Explore some different ways to practice writing so you can improve.|
|Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing||Understand editing for content and mechanics and ways you can successfully self-edit your own work.|
|How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar||Learn the importance of this final step and strategies to help you find and fix errors.|
1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
2. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.
3. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
4. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
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Other chapters within the AP English Literature: Exam Prep course
- AP English: Literary Analysis Intro
- AP English: Interpreting Literature
- AP English: Rhetorical Devices
- AP English: Poetry
- AP English: Types of Poetry
- AP English: Prose
- AP English: Prose Fiction
- AP English: American Literary Periods and Movements
- AP English: Examples of American Literary Analysis
- AP English: English Literary Periods and Movements
- AP English: Examples of English Literary Analysis
- AP English: Grammar Review
- AP English: Essay Basics: Types of Essay
- AP English - Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing
- AP English: Beginning the Writing Process
- AP English: Writing & Structuring an Essay
- About the AP English Literature Test