In Educator's AP English Literature & Composition course, Professor Rebekah Hendershot teaches everything necessary to score well on the exam. She focuses on multiple choice and essay writing portions of the AP test, while still giving individual attention to both prose and poetry. Topics include major literary movements, in-depth reviews of Shakespearean plays and sonnets, literary criticism, and a walk-through of a previous AP exam. Rebekah uses her Master's of Professional Writing from USC as well as her extensive editing experience to make sure this course is equal parts engaging and preparative.
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|Why Does This Test Exist?||0:36|
|Designed to test your ability to understand and interpret English literature||0:42|
|Tests skills you'll develop in a first-year English literature class||0:54|
|Worth college credit if you score a 4 or 5 on the exam||1:00|
|What's on the Test?||1:12|
|Section I - Multiple Choice||1:16|
|Section II - Essays||1:36|
|How is the Test Scored?||2:50|
|There is no penalty for guessing||2:58|
|Each essay is scored by a different reader||3:46|
|Essay's scored from 0 to 9||4:00|
|What Does All That Mean?||4:30|
|You want to get 30 out of 55 right on multiple choice section||4:40|
|You want to get at least 5 out of 9 points on each essay||4:52|
|How is the Test Scored? (Table)||5:10|
|How This Course Will Work||6:30|
|Bonus Unit: Shakespeare||8:00|
|Literary Movements at Lightspeed||27:10|
|Lesson Overview, cont.||0:34|
|What is a Literary Movement?||0:58|
|A group of writers who have something in common||1:00|
|Why Do Literary Movements Matter?||1:42|
|Knowledge of literary movements is like a cheat sheet for the exam||1:48|
|Gives you context||1:54|
|Gives you great buzzwords||2:16|
|What is it?||2:54|
|What to look for||3:22|
|What is it?||4:44|
|What to look for||4:46|
|What is it?||5:52|
|What to look for||6:14|
|What is it?||7:46|
|What to look for||7:52|
|What is it?||9:52|
|What to look for||10:08|
|What is it?||12:12|
|What to look for||12:30|
|What is it?||13:42|
|What to look for||14:10|
|What is it?||15:34|
|What to look for||15:50|
|What is it?||17:44|
|What to look for||17:52|
|New York School||18:54|
|What is it?||19:02|
|What to look for||19:08|
|Black Arts Movement||20:34|
|What is it?||20:48|
|What to look for||21:10|
|Black Mountain Poets||22:00|
|What is it?||22:18|
|What to look for||22:24|
|A Great Resource for Poetry||26:41|
|What Does This List Do?||0:38|
|Provides you with an overview of what the exam expects you to know going into the test||0:40|
|Provides a context for the passages you'll encounter||0:52|
|Great place to start||1:00|
|What Does This List Not Do?||1:10|
|Not a substitute for not reading||1:12|
|Wont get you a good score by itself||1:18|
|Do not try to read everything on this list||1:32|
|Pre-20th Century Authors||1:50|
|20th Century to the Present||2:34|
|20th Century to the Present, cont.||3:24|
|20th Century to the Present, cont.||4:10|
|20th Century to the Present, cont.||4:58|
|Don't read everything on that list!||5:47|
|Go back and look for authors you recognize||6:11|
|Pay attention to what's been assigned to you||6:35|
|What if you don't recognize any names?||6:47|
|Essential Texts, cont.||6:53|
|Your teacher's bookshelf||7:35|
|Ten Good Starting Points||7:59|
|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||8:17|
|The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass||8:19|
|Guns, Germs, and Steel||8:25|
|Letter from Birmingham Jail||8:31|
|Heart of Darkness||8:33|
|If All Else Fails||8:53|
|What is Literary Criticism||0:36|
|The study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature||0:40|
|Asks the questions, what is the work about?||0:46|
|What is the author trying to say?||0:48|
|What does [something] mean?||0:50|
|How do these works relate to one another||0:58|
|Is this work any good?||1:12|
|Why Does Literary Criticism Matter?||1:24|
|Helps you get through high school and college literature classes||1:28|
|Helps you understand what smart people are talking about||1:36|
|Helps you understand human beings||1:40|
|Where to Find Literary Criticism||2:33|
|Popular literary magazines||3:13|
|Major Critical Movements||3:19|
|How to Write Your Own Literary Criticism||5:19|
|All about observation and interpretation||5:31|
|How to Write Your Own Literary Criticism: Things to Look At||6:05|
|The Quick and Dirty Secret of Lit-Crit||8:49|
|Write about whatever the author didn't have to include||8:57|
|Three Great Books on Lit-Crit||10:49|
|The Critical Tradition||11:03|
|Critical Theory Today||11:09|
II. Shakespeare: Plays & Sonnets
|Introduction to William Shakespeare||22:20|
|First Things First||0:18|
|Who Was William Shakespeare?||1:38|
|What Do We Know About Shakespeare?||2:06|
|The Lost Period||5:52|
|Work in London||6:36|
|Real Estate Investments||8:28|
|Others Written in Early Period||10:26|
|What Else Do We Know About Shakespeare?||11:30|
|Fewer plays after 1607||11:42|
What's hard water? It's ice... my Mummy's a pole dancer and heartless giraffes: Teachers reveal funniest exam answers EVER
- Q. What is meant by the term 'hermaphrodite'? A. Lady Gaga
- Q. What do we call the science of classifying living things? A. Racism
By Nick Enoch
Updated: 18:02 GMT, 29 February 2012
For years, the 'Kung Fu' gland somehow escaped the attention of endocrinologists.
But one student has clearly found it... according to his hilarious answer to a biology exam question (complete with surreal sketch).
And what about the meaning of the term 'hermaphrodite'. That would, apparently, be 'Lady Gaga'.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Funnyexam.com - a website crammed with astonishingly bad answers given by students in both the UK and US.
Discovery of the legendary 'Kung Fu' gland, according to one student on Funnyexam.com
See the top right corner, so that you're quite clear they're talking about a 'horse'...
Now that's a 'hard' exam question
Teachers have so far submitted hundreds of 'epic fail' responses by pupils, covering maths, science and just about every other subject on the curriculum.
And it does make you wonder what exactly is being taught in schools.
One pupil had the perfect answer to: 'Briefly explain what hard water is'.
They wrote 'Ice'.
Equally amusing are the comments made by exasperated teachers.
Take this 'feelings' study below - where 'Enough is enough Judy!' has been written on the naughty pupil's answer sheet. Well, they did call the poor boy ugly.
It is not clear whether all the exam answers are genuine.
Indeed, all references to the schools in question have been censored, so it would be impossible to authenticate them.
The teachers' submissions have all been rated and you can filter the pupils' answers by newest, most popular or just random.
Ranking is determined by the number of thumbs-up by 'huffers'.
And it seems to be a popular pastime - as some have received more than 2,000 votes.
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