Note: 1. Terms denoted with an asterisk (*) indicate terms that are applicable to both plays and
2. An asterisk (*) next to a term in a definition indicates that the term is defined elsewhere.
Act a major division
LITERARY PRESENT TENSE OF VERBS
Literary works spring to life with each and every reading, . . . and when writing about literature,
you should use the present tense of verbs (Roberts 184).
Exception: Because it is incorrect to shift tenses inappropriately
COLLEGE ESSAY PEER-EDIT GUIDE
Writers name _
Critics name _
1. First read the essay aloud to your partner. Hearing the writing read aloud will alert you to
awkward spots and will also help you understand it better since people retain things that
Three Steps to a Great College Essay
You, in 500 Words or Less
The college application essay is a chance to explain yourself, to open your personality, charm, talents, vision, and
spirit to the admission committee. It's a chance to show you can think abou
Elements of Style (A writers way of saying things, or a philosophy that influences the authors viewpoint; his/her unique way of
Aestheticism reverence for beauty; movement that held beautiful form is to be valued more than instructive
DIDLS: TACKLING THE PROSE PASSAGE
Diction -the connotation or associations of word choice
Different words for the same thing often suggest different attitudes toward that thing. ex. What is the
difference between happy and content? How about happy and ecs
What AP Readers Long to See
This list of suggestions for AP students writing the AP exam was compiled during the 2007 AP English reading at the
Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Although its participants read essays that answered only question nu
AP Essay Introduction Practice for Life of Pi
Criteria for Success for an AP English Lit. Essay Introduction
Your introductory statement . . .
a. MUST ANSWER ALL PARTS OF THE PROMPT. Otherwise your essay will score a 4/9 or
b. needs to m
AP Exam Essay Writing Tips
An Exam Readers Advice on Writing
Make a plan
Students should not begin writing until they fully comprehend the prompt and/or the
passage. Mere parroting of the prompt often leads to floundering around instead of
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MODEL AP ESSAY INTRODUCTIONS
In a novel by William Styron, a father tells his son that life is a search for justice.
Choose a character from a novel or play who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. The
TP-CASTT: An Acronym for How to Analyze Poetry
Examine the title before reading the poem. Consider connotations.
Translate the poem into your own words. Resist the urge to jump into interpretation. A failure to
understand what happens lit