About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to hone their writing and revision abilities. There is no faster or easier way to learn about AP English. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn to manage time and complete an essay within a given amount of time.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an AP English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Writing Revision and Skill Development unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Writing Revision and Skill Development Unit Objectives:
- Improve essay writing through practice.
- Read about common sentence errors and ways of avoiding these mistakes.
- Learn how to proofread for correct grammar and spelling.
- Learn about tense shift, apostrophe usage and the importance of commas.
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 Language: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Basic Essay Reading - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Rhetorical Devices - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Beginning the Writing Process - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Writing & Structuring an Essay - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Conventions in Essay Writing - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Grammar Review - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum
- Using Source Materials - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum