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Ch 17: Writing & Structuring an Essay in AP English: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Writing & Structuring an Essay chapter of this AP English Literature Help and Review course is the simplest way to master writing and structuring an essay. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of writing and structuring an essay.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP English literature will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP English literature. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to write a strong personal essay or work with transition sentences
  • 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 writing and structuring an essay
  • 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 in AP English 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 in AP English chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any essay-writing or essay-structuring 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 a Writing & Structuring an Essay unit of a standard AP English Literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Strong thesis and essay body
  • Transition sentences
  • Effective conclusions
  • Argument structure
  • Rough drafts

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Writing & Structuring an Essay in AP English: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

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.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

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!

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

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.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

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!

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

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.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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