Crush the AP English Literature Exam with Lit Term Analysis
What you'll learn
- A four-step framework to help you write high-quality analysis to earn a top AP Exam score
- How literary term analysis is connected to all sections of the AP Exam
- What your AP graders want to see in the essay section
- Concrete ways to make reading and writing about novels, plays and poems easier for both your AP Exam and for your English classes
- Be a fluent English speaker
- Practice what you learn
- Have an interest in taking the AP English Literature Exam
If there’s one thing you need to know to earn a high score on the AP English Literature Exam, it’s literary term analysis. This is because literary term analysis is part of all sections of the Exam—especially the Free Response Essays.
This course features the Four-Step Framework, a concrete, four-step process that—when used—gets students a 4 or 5 on the AP Exam. Taught by a former AP English teacher who attended Wesleyan University, the University of Chicago and Oxford University, this course features literary terms commonly seen on the AP Exam and shows how to stop writing plot summary and how to start writing high-quality analysis.
In addition to the short, high-impact lectures, this course includes:
Comprehensive supplemental resources for the literary time periods most used in the AP Exam (downloadable in the Lecture 1 "Resources" folder)
Strategies on how to read poems resourcefully so you can answer poetry-related questions and essay prompts easily
Two Reading Roadmaps for the top novels used on the Free Response Open-Ended Essay (downloadable in the Lecture 1 "Resources" folder)
A complete list of 100+ literary terms, along with their definitions (downloadable in the Lecture 1 "Resources" folder)
In-depth literary analysis examples for the most commonly used literary terms in the AP Exam
Who this course is for:
- High school students
- College-level students
- Anyone wanting to improve their analysis-driven writing abilities
Hello! My name is Amanda and I'm a former AP English Literature teacher who helped my students achieve AP exam results 25% higher than the national average. My students went on to attend colleges such as: Harvard University, Brown University and Northwestern University.
I earned my certificate of completion from Oxford University (Worcester College), my undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and my master's from the University of Chicago.
I'm a certified Innovator's DNA and Method instructor, taught by the organization who works with Forbes Magazine to produce the World's Most Innovative Companies List.
I currently sit on the board of an educational non-profit to help underserved kids have access to quality education in Los Angeles.