Ch 15: Beginning the Writing Process in AP English: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Beginning the Writing Process chapter of this AP English Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about beginning the writing process. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all the introductory components of the writing process required in a typical AP English literature course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP English literature work.
  • Identify the writing process concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP English literature tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to begin the writing process and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to develop an essay topic, write an outline or thesis statement, or any other writing process topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Beginning the Writing Process unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP English literature
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the writing process simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn the writing process on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Discover the importance of brainstorming, and learn brainstorming techniques.
  • Find out how to pen an effective thesis statement.
  • Learn how to write an outline.
  • Explore basic essay structure.
  • Discover dos and don'ts of the five-paragraph essay process.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Beginning the Writing Process in AP English: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Brainstorming?

1. What Is Brainstorming?

You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

2. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

What is a Thesis Statement?

3. What is a Thesis Statement?

Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

4. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

How to Write an Outline

5. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

6. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples

7. How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples

Find out what it means to paraphrase, what the benefits are, and how paraphrasing is different from other ways to cite sources. You will also see examples of the ways paraphrasing can be used.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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