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AP English Language: Exam Prep

This AP English Language: Exam Prep course prepares you to take the AP English Language and Composition Exam. Watch English language video lessons and learn essay structure, grammar basics, nonfiction fundamentals, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our online AP video lessons. 

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.

Course Topics

ChapterObjectives
Reading Essays - BasicsLearn how to comprehend an essay, use contextual clues to define words, determine the best audience, and edit other writers' essays.
Prose NonfictionExplore the many types of nonfiction writing, like biographies, essays, journals, articles, speeches, and more.
Rhetorical DevicesUnderstand how form is affected by an author's choice to use devices like metaphor, allusions, irony, satire, or footnotes.
Types of Essays on the ExamLearn about the three types of essay questions on the AP exam: synthesis, analytical, and persuasive.
Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay WritingExplore basic writing concepts like active voice, appeals, diction, sentence structure, and reasoning.
The Writing Process: Development and PlanningUnderstand how to transition from prompt to essay through brainstorming, outlining, and thesis development.
The Writing Process: Writing and Structuring an EssayLearn how to write strong body paragraphs and make a sound argument.
The Writing Process: Revision and Skill DevelopmentExplore ways to practice your writing and strategies to revise your essays in order to improve your work.
English Grammar ReviewUnderstand parts of speech like nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions and how to use them properly.
Using Source MaterialsLearn how to gather information for your essays and cite many different types correctly.

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