How do I become successful in an AP 11 English Literature and Composition class?I was in 10 regular last year and my teacher thouhgt  I could do Ap as did I. I was excited and ready for the...

How do I become successful in an AP 11 English Literature and Composition class?

I was in 10 regular last year and my teacher thouhgt  I could do Ap as did I. I was excited and ready for the challenge. I love the class and I'm happy that im taking it. But for the 1st quarter I got a C and I want to move it up to a B. PLEASE TIPS ON HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND BETTER IN THIS CLASS?

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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The two major focal areas of the AP English Literature and Composition course are close reading and analytical writing.  So, to be successful, you will need to address the development of your skills in each of these two areas.  Practice reading prose and poetry passages and making close-reading notes (dialectical journals are helpful for this).  As for your writing, structure, content, and language are key.  When given the opportunity, always revise your work with the help of others.

Included below is a link to the AP English Literature and Composition homepage on College Board.  Here you can look at sample passages and questions.  Also, there are student sample essays from recent exams that you can read through to get an idea about what the College Board is looking for on the exam. 

Keys to success:  modeling and practice.  Good luck!

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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I took AP Lit and got an A. I believe the key to do doing well is to improve your essay writing. Talk with your teacher outside of class and go over some of your poorer essays to see what you can improve. Analytic writing is heavily tested on the AP exam so this will be beneficial. 

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Focus on vocab and the literary terms. College board is great help. Use whatever you think will help you the most and look over sample essays and questions

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