AP English Language: Exam Prep
About the Course
Build your reading comprehension skills and learn to write better essays through these online video lessons in English language. Our lessons are brief but packed with the information you need to pass the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition Exam and gain college credit. Our experienced, knowledgeable instructors guide you through the essay-writing process, from brainstorming to revising, and introduce you to various styles of nonfiction writing, including biographies and articles. To test your knowledge of English language and composition, you can complete the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video.
|Reading Essays - Basics||Learn how to comprehend an essay, use contextual clues to define words, determine the best audience, and edit other writers' essays.|
|Prose Nonfiction||Explore the many types of nonfiction writing, like biographies, essays, journals, articles, speeches, and more.|
|Rhetorical Devices||Understand how form is affected by an author's choice to use devices like metaphor, allusions, irony, satire, or footnotes.|
|Types of Essays on the Exam||Learn about the three types of essay questions on the AP exam: synthesis, analytical, and persuasive.|
|Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing||Explore basic writing concepts like active voice, appeals, diction, sentence structure, and reasoning.|
|The Writing Process: Development and Planning||Understand how to transition from prompt to essay through brainstorming, outlining, and thesis development.|
|The Writing Process: Writing and Structuring an Essay||Learn how to write strong body paragraphs and make a sound argument.|
|The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development||Explore ways to practice your writing and strategies to revise your essays in order to improve your work.|
|English Grammar Review||Understand parts of speech like nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions and how to use them properly.|
|Using Source Materials||Learn how to gather information for your essays and cite many different types correctly.|
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All Videos in AP English: Rhetorical Devices
- 1. Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples
- 2. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
- 3. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
- 4. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
- 5. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions
- 6. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
- 7. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples
- 8. Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples
- 9. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples
- 10. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions
- 11. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition and Examples
- 12. What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama
- 13. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples
- 14. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples
- 15. Understatement & Litotes: Differences, Definitions & Examples
- 16. Euphemism: Definition & Examples
- 17. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples
- 18. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose
- 19. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing
All Videos in AP English: Writing & Structuring an Essay
All Videos in AP English: Writing Revision and Skill Development
All Videos in AP English - Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing
- 1. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
- 2. Writing for Your Audience
- 3. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
- 4. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
- 5. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
- 6. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs
- 7. Active and Passive Voice
- 8. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
- 9. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
- 10. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
- 11. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay
- 12. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay
- 13. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
- 14. How to Write a Great Argument
- 15. Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays
- 16. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
- 17. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays
- 18. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence
- 19. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
All Videos in AP English: Grammar Review
- 1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
- 2. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition
- 3. What Are Personal Pronouns?
- 4. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples
- 5. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
- 6. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
- 7. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
- 8. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
- 9. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
- 10. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
- 11. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
- 12. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
- 13. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
- 14. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement
- 15. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns
- 16. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
- 17. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership
All Videos in AP English: Using Source Materials
- 1. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?
- 2. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
- 3. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
- 4. Journal Article Citations
- 5. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books
- 6. Citations from Magazines
- 7. How to Cite Online Sources
- 8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
- 9. How to Make In-Text Citations
- 10. What is MLA Format?
- 11. How to Format APA Citations
- 12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?
- 13. How to Make a Works Cited Page
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