Ap Test Essay Prank

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.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

  Lesson Overview0:10 
  Why Does This Test Exist?0:36 
   Designed to test your ability to understand and interpret English literature0:42 
   Tests skills you'll develop in a first-year English literature class0:54 
   Worth college credit if you score a 4 or 5 on the exam1:00 
  What's on the Test?1:12 
   Section I - Multiple Choice1:16 
   Section II - Essays1:36 
   Open Essay2:26 
  How is the Test Scored?2:50 
   There is no penalty for guessing 2:58 
   Each essay is scored by a different reader3:46 
   Essay's scored from 0 to 94:00 
  What Does All That Mean?4:30 
   You want to get 30 out of 55 right on multiple choice section4:40 
   You want to get at least 5 out of 9 points on each essay4:52 
  How is the Test Scored? (Table)5:10 
  How This Course Will Work6:30 
   Multiple Choice7:04 
   The Essays7:16 
   The Walkthrough7:42 
   Bonus Unit: Shakespeare 8:00 
 Literary Movements at Lightspeed27:10
  Lesson Overview0:12 
  Lesson Overview, cont.0:34 
  What is a Literary Movement?0:58 
   A group of writers who have something in common1:00 
  Why Do Literary Movements Matter?1:42 
   Knowledge of literary movements is like a cheat sheet for the exam1:48 
   Gives you context1:54 
   Gives you great buzzwords2:16 
  Metaphysical 2:40 
   What is it?2:54 
   What to look for3:22 
  Augustans 4:28 
   What is it?4:44 
   What to look for4:46 
   What is it?5:52 
   What to look for6:14 
   What is it?7:46 
   What to look for7:52 
   What is it?9:52 
   What to look for10:08 
  Harlem Renaissance11:54 
   What is it?12:12 
   What to look for12:30 
   What is it?13:42 
   What to look for14:10 
  The Beats15:26 
   What is it?15:34 
   What to look for15:50 
   What is it?17:44 
   What to look for17:52 
  New York School18:54 
   What is it?19:02 
   What to look for19:08 
  Black Arts Movement20:34 
   What is it?20:48 
   What to look for21:10 
  Black Mountain Poets22:00 
   What is it?22:18 
   What to look for22:24 
  Other Poets22:52 
   Emily Dickinson22:58 
   Robert Frost23:54 
   W.H. Auden25:00 
   Elizabeth Bishop25:32 
   Adrienne Rich26:04 
   Seamus Heaney26:24 
  A Great Resource for Poetry26:41 
 Reading List9:40
  Lesson Overview0:12 
  What Does This List Do?0:38 
   Provides you with an overview of what the exam expects you to know going into the test0:40 
   Provides a context for the passages you'll encounter 0:52 
   Great place to start1:00 
  What Does This List Not Do?1:10 
   Not a substitute for not reading 1:12 
   Won’t get you a good score by itself1:18 
   Do not try to read everything on this list1:32 
  Pre-20th Century Authors1:50 
  20th Century to the Present2:34 
   20th Century to the Present, cont.3:24 
   20th Century to the Present, cont.4:10 
   20th Century to the Present, cont.4:58 
  Wait. What?5:33 
  Essential Texts5:41 
   Don't read everything on that list!5:47 
   Go back and look for authors you recognize6:11 
   Pay attention to what's been assigned to you6:35 
   What if you don't recognize any names? 6:47 
  Essential Texts, cont.6:53 
   Your teacher's bookshelf7:35 
  Ten Good Starting Points7:59 
   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn8:17 
   The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass8:19 
   Guns, Germs, and Steel8:25 
   Letter from Birmingham Jail8:31 
   Heart of Darkness8:33 
   Oedipus Rex8:41 
  If All Else Fails…8:53 
 Literary Criticism 11:23
  Lesson Overview0:10 
  What is Literary Criticism0:36 
   The study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature0:40 
   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 another0:58 
   Is this work any good?1:12 
  Why Does Literary Criticism Matter?1:24 
   Helps you get through high school and college literature classes1:28 
   Helps you understand what smart people are talking about1:36 
   Helps you understand human beings1:40 
  Wait. What?1:46 
  Where to Find Literary Criticism 2:33 
   Critical anthologies2:41 
   Literary journals2:53 
   Book reviews3:07 
   Popular literary magazines3:13 
  Major Critical Movements3:19 
  How to Write Your Own Literary Criticism5:19 
   All about observation and interpretation5:31 
  How to Write Your Own Literary Criticism: Things to Look At6:05 
   Critical Perspectives 8:37 
  The Quick and Dirty Secret of Lit-Crit8:49 
   Write about whatever the author didn't have to include8:57 
  Three Great Books on Lit-Crit10:49 
   The Critical Tradition11:03 
   Critical Theory Today11:09 
   Beginning Theory11:15 

II. Shakespeare: Plays & Sonnets

 Introduction to William Shakespeare22:20
  First Things First0:18 
  Lesson Overview1:02 
  Who Was William Shakespeare?1:38 
   Wordsmith 2:00 
  What Do We Know About Shakespeare?2:06 
   Education 2:56 
   Marriage 4:10 
   The “Lost Period”5:52 
   Work in London6:36 
   Globe Theater 8:14 
   Real Estate Investments 8:28 
   Writing Style 8:52 
  Early Plays9:30 
   Comedies 9:36 
   Histories 9:54 
   Others Written in Early Period10:26 
  Big Plays10:36 
  Problem Plays11:02 
  What Else Do We Know About Shakespeare?11:30 
   Wrote Poetry 11:32 
   Fewer plays after 160711:42 

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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