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In Educator's AP English Language and Composition course, Rebekah Hendershot focuses on the nuances of rhetoric and how to score a 4/5 on the test. Rebekah condenses a college composition course while still focusing on the multiple choice and essay writing portions of the AP test. Each lesson begins with an overview, in-depth explanations, examples of real AP questions and student responses, and ends with helpful tips. Rebekah uses her Master's of Professional Writing from USC as well as her editing experience under her own company since 2006 to make the course as instructional and interesting as possible. Topics cover everything from Reading Passages, Rhetoric, Argumentative Essays, and Synthesis Essays, to a walk-through of a full AP test.

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I. Introduction
  Introduction 13:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   Why Does This Test Exist? 0:29 
   What is Rhetoric? 0:47 
    Definition 0:48 
    If You Can't Express Your Thoughts Clearly and Logically, You're Not Thinking Clearly 0:59 
   Why Does Rhetoric Matter? 3:21 
    Writing Papers 3:33 
    Participating in Debates 3:49 
    Discussing Ideas in Class 4:01 
    Arguing with Your Friends 4:13 
   So Why Take a Test on Rhetoric 4:28 
    Show You Know Your Way Around an Argument 4:36 
   What's on The Test? 5:27 
    Section 1: Multiple Choice 5:33 
    Section 2: Free Response 6:01 
   How is the Test Scored? 7:55 
   How This Course Will Work 10:14 
    Introduction 10:24 
    Multiple Choice 10:29 
    Essay Basics 10:50 
    Rhetoric Crash Course 11:20 
    The Rhetorical Analysis Essay 12:11 
    The Argumentative Essay 12:21 
    The Synthesis Essay 12:30 
    Final Thoughts 12:41 
II. Multiple-Choice section
  Multiple Choice Overview 7:34
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Question Structure 0:41 
    Multiple Choice Section 0:43 
    Answer Questions About These 1:33 
   Selection Sources 2:12 
    Works Written in 19th and 20th Centuries 2:15 
    Selections Were Written in English or Translated 2:51 
   It's All About Variety! 3:16 
   Basic Test-Taking Strategies 3:52 
    Read the Passage First 3:56 
    Read for the Big Picture 4:41 
    Do Everything Twice 5:01 
    Use the Process of Elimination 6:09 
  How to Read & Interpret a Passage 10:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Read for the Big Picture 0:30 
    Concentrate on the Following 0:42 
    Big-Picture Questions Often Come at the Beginning and End Set of Questions 1:09 
   What to Look For 1:25 
    The Author's Goal 1:29 
    The Author's Tone 2:22 
    The Author's Point of View 4:13 
   Hunting for Details 5:11 
    Read Questions and Hunt for Details 5:21 
    Detail Questions that Reference Specific Lines 5:37 
    Detail Questions Depend on Context 6:02 
    Detail Questions Often Depend on Vocabulary 6:27 
    Clues to the Big Picture 7:11 
   Final Tips 7:54 
    When Answering Detail Questions, Read for Content and Context 8:05 
    Pace Yourself 8:17 
    Skip & Go Back to Questions 8:41 
  Multiple Choice Practice 13:33
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Source Passage 0:25 
   Read the Passage 0:59 
   The Questions 1:23 
   Big-Picture Questions 1:50 
    Question 3 1:51 
    Question 8 3:10 
    Question 10 4:18 
   Detail Questions 5:32 
    Question 1 5:35 
    Question 2 6:52 
    Question 4 7:55 
    Question 5 8:41 
    Question 6 10:06 
    Question 7 10:59 
    Question 9 11:47 
   Final Tips 12:45 
III. Essay Basics
  AP Essay Section 9:02
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Format of the Essay Section 0:33 
    120 Minutes to Answer Three Essay Questions 0:36 
    15-Minute Reading Period 0:49 
    55 Percent of Your Grade 1:14 
    Bring Pens 1:34 
   Content of the Essay Section 1:49 
    Rhetorical Analysis/ Expository 1:53 
    Argumentative Essay 2:07 
    Synthesis Essay 2:32 
   Who's Reading These Essays? 2:57 
    High-School, College and University Instructors 3:06 
    They're Unfamiliar with Your Style of Writing 3:27 
    Cannot Tailor Your Essay to Their Personal Preferences 3:45 
    Most Essays are Read at Least Twice for Consistency 4:49 
    Readers Give About 65% of the Essays They Read a Middling Score 4:59 
    Relieve the Monotony and Make Your Essay Stand Out! 5:20 
   Why Do These Essays Matter? 5:29 
    55% of Your Grade 5:34 
    Display Your Unique talents and Think Outside the Box 5:58 
    Essays Intimidate Many Students 6:12 
   How Are These Essays Different? 6:54 
    No Chance to Revise 7:00 
    Can't Study Subject Matter in Advance 7:39 
    Form and Writing Style Matter as Much as Content 7:59 
    Writing Audience 8:21 
  AP Essay Section Scoring 10:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Holistic Scoring 0:43 
    Essays Will Not Be Graded According to a Checklist 0:51 
    Score Reflects the Overall Quality of Your Essay 0:58 
    ETS Table Leaders Choose Real Essays from Each Year's Crop to Represent Typical Essays of Each Level 1:18 
    A Reader Will End Up Re-Reading and Re-Correcting Certain Essays at Random 2:06 
   What the Reader Wants 2:38 
    Easy to Score Essay 2:44 
    Interesting Essay 3:19 
   Scoring Guide 4:05 
    Scores 8-9 4:10 
    Scores 6-7 5:15 
    Scores 5 5:58 
    Scores 3-4 7:06 
    Scores 1-2 7:54 
    Scores 0 and - 8:25 
   The Two Secrets of Essay Scores 8:49 
    Clarity is Everything 8:59 
    It's All About Level 5 9:37 
  Strategies to Raise Your Essay Score 9:28
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Formatting Tips 0:36 
    Neatness Counts 0:39 
    Indent Your Paragraphs 2:23 
   Writing Tips 3:39 
    Write Perfectly 3:42 
    Write with Flair 4:55 
   Content Tips 5:59 
    Answer the Question 6:04 
    Take a Few Risks 6:31 
   Test-Taking Strategies 7:06 
    Budget Your Time 7:11 
    Order Your Essays 8:18 
IV. Rhetoric
  Rhetoric Crash Course: Claims 14:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   The Three Elements of Argument 0:34 
    Claim 1:02 
    Support 1:09 
    Warrant 1:14 
   An Example 1:27 
   What is a Claim? 3:12 
    Define Claim/ Proposition 3:15 
    Conclusion of Argument 3:25 
    Thesis Statement 3:41 
   Types of Claims 3:51 
    Claims of Fact 3:55 
    Claims of Value 4:18 
    Claims of Policy 4:48 
   Claims of Fact 5:19 
    Defining Characteristic 5:21 
    To Evaluate a Claim of Fact 6:39 
   Claims of Value 8:33 
    Defining Characteristic 8:35 
    To Evaluate a Claim of Value 9:17 
   Claims of Policy 11:19 
    Defining Characteristic 11:21 
    To Evaluate a Claim of Policy 11:50 
  Rhetoric Crash Course: Support 14:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   The Three Elements of Argument 0:34 
    Claim 0:56 
    Support 1:03 
    Warrant 1:09 
   An Example 1:17 
   What is Support? 2:01 
    Information Provided to Back Up a Claim 2:03 
    Usually Shows Up in the Body Paragraphs 2:10 
   Types of Support 2:21 
    Evidence 2:23 
    Appeals to Needs and Values 2:53 
   Factual Evidence 3:26 
   Opinions 4:52 
    Four Forms 5:03 
   Evaluation of Evidence 5:43 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Factual Evidence 5:46 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Statistics 7:21 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Opinions 8:23 
   Appeals to Needs 9:35 
    Physiological Needs 10:01 
    Safety Needs 10:13 
    Love Needs 10:26 
    Esteem Needs 10:45 
    Self-Actualization Needs 11:04 
   Appeals to Values 11:27 
    Needs Give Rise to Values 11:30 
    Different Groups Will Interpret Values Differently 11:54 
    Knowing Your Audience's Values Will Help 12:41 
   Evaluation of Appeals to Needs and Values 12:52 
    Have the Values Been Clearly Defined? 12:57 
    Are They Prominent in the Audience's Hierarchy? 13:14 
    Is It Clearly Related to the Needs and Values Being Addressed? 13:51 
  Rhetoric Crash Course: Warrants 10:29
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   The Three Elements of Argument 0:38 
    Claim 0:52 
    Support 1:00 
    Warrant 1:09 
   An Example 1:17 
   What is a Warrant? 1:53 
    Definition 2:01 
    May Not Be Stated At All in Your Essay 2:28 
   Types of Warrants 3:14 
    Authoritative Warrants 3:19 
    Substantive Warrants 4:03 
    Motivational Warrants 5:10 
   Evaluation of Warrants 5:32 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Authoritative Warrants 5:44 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Substantive Warrants 6:43 
    Ask These Questions to Evaluate Motivational Warrants 9:07 
  Rhetoric Crash Course: Logical Fallacies 19:17
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What is a Fallacy? 0:24 
    Inductive Fallacies 0:44 
    Deductive Fallacies 0:57 
   Hasty Generalization 1:42 
    Example 2:02 
   Faulty Use of Authority 2:32 
    Example 3:16 
   Post Hoc 3:45 
    Example 4:11 
   False Analogy 5:08 
    Example 5:32 
   Ad Hominem 6:18 
    Example 6:56 
   False Dilemma / Black-White 7:25 
    Example 7:39 
   Slippery Slope 8:25 
    Example 9:01 
   Begging the Question 9:38 
    Example 9:57 
   Straw Man 10:40 
    Example 11:09 
   Two Wrongs Make a Right 12:32 
    Example 12:48 
   Non Sequitur 13:29 
    Example 13:58 
   Ad Populum 14:45 
    Example 15:19 
   Appeal to Tradition 15:52 
    Example 16:19 
   Faulty Emotional Appeals 17:02 
    Example 18:05 
  Basic Rhetorical Modes 11:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   What is a Rhetorical Mode? 0:27 
    Ready-Made Approaches to Writing Essays 0:33 
    Some Multiple-Choice Questions Will Use Terminology Associated with Rhetorical Modes 0:49 
   Example / Illustration 1:03 
    Use Examples That Your Reader Will Understand 1:35 
    Draw Examples From Real Life 1:59 
    Introduce Your Examples Using Transitions 2:49 
    Examples to Illustrate Your Point 3:03 
    Discard Examples That May Disprove Your Point 3:42 
   Classification 4:20 
    Writer Organizes People, Places, Things, or Ideas into Categories 4:25 
    Classification Works Best When You Are Asked to Analyze or Explain Something 4:49 
    Sort Your Info Into Meaningful Groups 5:14 
    Make Sure the Categories Do Not Overlap 5:54 
   Comparison and Contrast 6:49 
    Organize Your Essay Around the Qualities Being Discussed 7:31 
    Do Your Best to Combine Elements into a Limited Number of Groups 8:24 
   Analogy 8:57 
    Russell's Teapot Example 9:19 
    Expository Writing (Explanation) 10:05 
  Complex Rhetorical Modes 14:22
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What is a Rhetorical Mode? 0:31 
   Process Analysis 0:56 
    Describe in Chronological Order 1:21 
    Use Appropriate Terminology 1:42 
   Cause and Effect 2:18 
    This Mode Is All About Underlying Causes 2:32 
    Don’t Confuse a Connection in Time or Space with True Cause and Effect 3:05 
   Definition 3:48 
    Keep Your Reason for Defining Something in Mind as You're Writing 5:06 
    Define Key Terms According to What You Know of Your Audience 5:19 
   Description 6:10 
    Use All Five Senses 7:21 
    Place the Most Striking Examples at the Beginnings and Ends of Your Paragraphs 7:41 
    Focus on Distinctive Mannerisms When Describing People 8:45 
   Narration 9:47 
    Structure Events in Chronological Order 10:35 
    Provide a Realistic Setting 10:54 
   Induction and Deduction 12:00 
    Induction 12:08 
    Deduction 12:32 
    When Using Inductive Reasoning, Proceed from the Specific to the General 13:01 
    When Using Deductive Reasoning, Proceed from the General to the Specific 13:34 
V. Rhetorical Analysis Essay
  The Rhetorical Analysis Essay 6:17
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What is a Rhetorical Analysis Essay? 0:38 
    Definition 0:41 
    Prompt 0:54 
   What a Rhetorical Analysis Essay Isn't 1:09 
    Not a Chance for You to Show Off Your Own Rhetorical Skills 1:14 
    Not an Opportunity to Refute the Text 1:28 
   Read the Prompt Carefully (Twice) 2:07 
    First Time 2:11 
    Second Time 2:33 
   Looks for the Elements of Argument 3:05 
    Claim, Warrant, Support 3:11 
    Claim is Important 3:29 
   Look for Point of View 4:03 
   Look for Rhetorical Strategies 4:50 
  The Rhetorical Analysis Prompt 7:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What is a Rhetorical Analysis Essay 0:27 
    Definition 0:31 
    Prompt 0:44 
   Read the Prompt - Twice 0:56 
    First Time 1:00 
    Second Time 1:14 
   Reading the Text 1:31 
    Skimming is Fine 1:44 
   What to Look For 2:01 
    Elements of Argument 2:03 
    Unusual Language 2:31 
    Why Were the Examples Chosen 2:44 
    Keep In Mind the Purpose 3:05 
    Look for the Rhetorical Modes 3:20 
   How to Answer 4:07 
    Outline 4:11 
    Answer the Question You're Being Asked! 4:34 
    Begin with a Brief Hook 5:03 
    Provide a 'Road Map' 5:29 
    Line Up Your Support with Your Strongest Material 6:10 
  Rhetorical Analysis Practice 12:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:52 
   Analyzing the Prompt 1:19 
    It Offers Background Info 1:22 
    It Gives the Context of the Speech 1:52 
    It has a Focus 2:15 
   Reading the Text 2:36 
    How She Begins 2:46 
    Uses a Series of Examples 2:57 
    Appeals to Sentiment 3:15 
    Use of Description and Narration 3:41 
    Analogy 3:50 
    As the Piece Moves On… 3:56 
    Proposes Her Solution 4:20 
    Appeal to Patriotism 4:46 
   Scoring Guidelines 5:04 
    Score of 9 5:10 
    Score of 8 5:30 
    Score of 7 5:54 
    Score of 6 6:04 
   The Sample Essays 6:14 
    Sample 2A, Score of 8 6:23 
    Rule of Three 6:35 
    Sample is Notable for its Language 6:56 
    Sample 2B, Score of 6 7:51 
    Imprecision 8:30 
    Sample 2C, Score of 1 9:12 
   Tips for the Rhetorical Analysis Essay 10:44 
    Look for the Elements of Argument 10:52 
    Language! 11:04 
    Outline 11:23 
    Don't Over-Quote 11:45 
VI. Argumentative Essay
  The Argumentative Essay 10:22
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   What is an Argumentative Essay? 0:33 
    Definition 0:35 
    Refute, Support or Qualify 0:52 
   The Good News 1:20 
    Express Yourself! 1:28 
    There's No Correct Answer 1:58 
    The Essay is Easily Identified 2:16 
   Read the Prompt Carefully (Twice) 2:29 
    First Time: Underline the Directions Given 2:34 
    Second Time: Look for Anything You Might Have Missed 3:20 
   Find the Main Idea 3:43 
    Three Elements 3:48 
    Claim 3:53 
   Take a Clear Stand 4:55 
    Good to Refute the Claim You Can Reasonably Do So 5:33 
   Construct Your Argument 6:41 
    What Warrant Connects Your Support to Your Claim? 6:58 
    Have You Organized Your Essay to best Reflect the Strength of Your Argument? 7:42 
   Remember the Little Things! 8:01 
    Write in the Present Tense 8:03 
    Everything the Author Says or Does is Always Described in the Present Tense 8:27 
    Use the Past Tense for Historical Facts 9:02 
    Watch Your Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation 9:11 
    Make Sure Your First Paragraph is Neat 9:24 
    Take a Few Risks with Your Language 9:53 
  The Argumentative Prompt 8:19
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What is an Argumentative Essay? 0:35 
    Definition 0:39 
    Refute, Support or Qualify 0:51 
   Read the Prompt - Twice 1:08 
    First Time: Underline the Directions Given 1:15 
    Second Time: Look for Anything You Might Have Missed 2:05 
   Reading the Text 2:17 
   What to Look For 2:45 
    Elements of Argument 2:47 
    Hooks 3:05 
    Obvious Flaws 3:28 
   Choosing Your Side 3:42 
    Which Side Do You Feel Most Strongly About? 4:01 
    Do You Have Two or Three Strong Examples? 4:55 
   How to Answer 5:54 
    Answer the Question You're Being Asked 6:09 
    Use Multiple Types of Examples 6:28 
    Begin with a Brief Hook 6:47 
    Provide a Road Map 7:00 
    Write in Present Tense and Use the First-Person Singular 7:57 
  Argumentative Practice 13:01
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:48 
    Question #3 1:04 
   Analyzing the Prompt 1:17 
    Background Information 1:24 
    Focus 1:51 
    Demand 2:02 
   Reading the Text 2:18 
    He Explains Why it Should Not Exist 2:38 
    He Claims That Because American Society is Founded on the Principles of the Rights of Man 2:52 
    Specific Examples 3:12 
    Define Concord 3:39 
   What's the Big Idea? 4:25 
    Paine's Main Idea 4:31 
   Scoring Guidelines 4:54 
    Score of 9 5:02 
    Score of 8, 7 or 6 5:31 
   The Sample Essays 6:02 
    Sample 3a; Score of 9 6:06 
    Sophistication of Style 6:28 
    Use of Analogies 7:36 
    Command of Language 8:04 
    Sample 3b; Score of 5 8:27 
    Sample 3c; Score of 1 10:23 
   Tips for the Argumentative Essay 11:57 
    Language! 12:02 
    Underlying Structure 12:15 
    Blend Your Evidence With Your Opinion 12:27 
VII. Synthesis Essay
  The Synthesis Essay 9:19
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   What is a Synthesis Essay? 0:35 
    Involves Multiple Sources 0:53 
   Why Do I Have to Write One? 1:08 
    Need to Read and Evaluate Multiple Sources in College 1:44 
    Prove You Know How to Write a Good Research Paper 2:00 
    It's About Your Skills 2:12 
   Read the Prompt Carefully (Twice) 2:31 
    The First Time 3:14 
    The Second Time 2:36 
   Read the Texts - Sort Of 3:46 
    15-Minute Reading Period 3:50 
    Get Familiar with Details 4:29 
    Skimming is Okay 4:44 
   Find the Main Idea(s) 5:00 
    Text as Image 5:19 
    Common Symbols 5:35 
    Assume You'll Have to Interpret What You Read 5:53 
   Choose Your Sources 6:06 
    Don't Try to Use All the Sources 6:27 
    Not All Sources Will Be Relevant 6:59 
   Remember the Little Things! 7:26 
    Write in the Present Tense 7:34 
    Everything the Author Says or Does is Always Described in the Present Tense 8:06 
    Use the Past Tense for Historical Facts 8:32 
    Watch Your Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation 8:43 
    Make Sure Your First Paragraph is Neat 8:49 
    Take a Few Risks with Your Language 8:56 
  The Synthesis Prompt 8:30
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   What is a Synthesis Essay? 0:34 
    Involves Multiple Sources 0:51 
   Reading the Prompt - Twice 1:07 
    The First Time 1:12 
    The Second Time 1:43 
   How to Speed-Read Texts 2:10 
    Skim 2:22 
    Pay Attention to Language 2:37 
    Cross Out Texts You Don't Need 2:58 
   Interpreting Images 3:07 
    One Source Will be Visual 3:12 
    Look at Composition 3:29 
    Identifiable Symbols 4:32 
    Resemblance to Earlier Images? 4:54 
    Context of This Image 5:09 
   Follow Your Instincts 5:46 
    Use Sources That Connect to That Reaction 6:01 
    Check With Prompt 6:06 
   How to Answer 6:33 
    Outline 6:46 
    Include Your Analysis on What All the Sources' Opinions Mean 7:01 
    Report and Analyze, Not Opine. 7:40 
  Synthesis Practice 10:23
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:36 
   Analyzing the Prompt 0:57 
    Defines a Term 1:00 
    Hypothetical Situation 1:07 
    Demands 1:14 
   Reading the Texts 1:43 
    Source A 1:46 
    Source B 1:59 
    Source C 2:24 
    Source D 2:39 
    Source E 2:47 
    Source F 2:57 
    Source G 3:13 
   Some Possible Approaches 3:34 
    Variety of Arguments for Locavorism 4:03 
    You Must Use at Least Three Sources 4:15 
   Scoring Guidelines 4:34 
    Score of 9 4:42 
    Score of 8, 7 or 6 5:03 
   The Sample Essays 5:23 
    Sample 1A; Score of 8 5:28 
    Sample 1B; Score of 5 6:31 
    Sample 1C; Score of 3 7:46 
   Tips for the Synthesis Essay 8:59 
    Language Still Matters 9:04 
    Read the Prompt Carefully 9:12 
    Use a Lot of Sources 9:35 
    Don't Use Long Quotations or Summaries 9:40 
    No Right or Wrong Answer 10:00 
VIII. Test Walkthrough
  Multiple Choice Walkthrough, Part 1 24:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Where to Find the Questions 0:30 
   Reading the Passages 1:24 
   Passage 2 1:51 
   Big-Picture Questions 2:32 
    Question 11 2:33 
    Question 18 3:25 
    Question 21 4:31 
    Question 22 5:27 
   Detail Questions 6:34 
    Question 12 6:39 
    Question 13 7:34 
    Question 14 8:31 
    Question 15 9:16 
    Question 16 10:18 
    Question 17 11:08 
    Question 19 12:06 
    Question 20 12:57 
   Passage 3 13:46 
   Big-Picture Questions 14:07 
    Question 23 14:10 
    Question 33 15:07 
   Detail Questions 16:08 
    Question 24 16:11 
    Question 25 17:08 
    Question 26 17:48 
    Question 27 18:23 
    Question 28 19:36 
    Question 29 20:37 
    Question 30 21:49 
    Question 31 22:39 
    Question 32 23:16 
  Multiple Choice Walkthrough, Part 2 19:06
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Where to Find the Questions 0:25 
   Reading the Passages 1:07 
   Passage 4 1:31 
   Big Picture Questions 1:58 
    Question 34 2:01 
    Question 39 3:00 
    Question 42 3:36 
   Detail Questions 4:13 
    Question 35 4:14 
    Question 36 5:26 
    Question 37 6:06 
    Question 38 6:53 
    Question 40 7:40 
    Question 41 8:16 
    Question 43 9:07 
   Passage 5 9:52 
   Big Picture Questions 10:09 
    Question 44 10:11 
    Question 54 11:03 
    Question 55 11:43 
   Detail Questions 12:39 
    Question 45 12:40 
    Question 46 13:10 
    Question 47 13:50 
    Question 48 14:16 
    Question 49 15:47 
    Question 50 16:33 
    Question 51 17:23 
    Question 52 17:51 
    Question 53 18:25 
  Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough 12:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:33 
    Question 2 0:49 
   Analyzing the Prompt 0:58 
    Background Info 1:00 
    Context 1:21 
    Focus 1:43 
   Reading the Text 2:05 
    Begins with Example 2:13 
    Quotation 2:37 
    Analogy 2:56 
    Appeal to Authority 3:11 
    Appeal to Values 3:54 
    Scoring Guidelines 4:07 
    Score of 8 or 9 4:15 
    Score of 6 or 7 4:39 
    Score of 5 4:53 
    Score of 4 or Below 5:16 
   Scoring Guidelines 5:34 
    Top Scoring Essays Identified the Main Point First 5:36 
    Essays That Had Problems Included Those That Stumbled Over Banneker's Old-Fashioned Language 6:08 
   The Sample Essays 6:27 
    Sample 2A; Score of 8 6:33 
    Sample 2B; Score of 5 7:37 
    Score 2C; Score of 2 8:47 
   Tips for the Rhetorical Analysis Essay 10:28 
    Look for the Elements of Argument 10:34 
    Outline 10:53 
    Language, Language, Language! 11:08 
    Don't Over-Quote! 11:46 
  Argumentative Walkthrough 11:29
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:46 
    Question 3 1:04 
   Analyzing the Prompt 1:18 
    Background Info 1:20 
    Focus 1:56 
    Demand 2:18 
   Reading the Text 2:26 
    Text Summarizes the Argument Rather Than Quoting It 2:31 
    This Prompt Suggests Lines of Thought for You 2:49 
    This Prompt is About Humorists 3:07 
   What's The Big Idea? 4:14 
    Main Idea 4:29 
   Scoring Guidelines 5:03 
    Score of 9 5:09 
    Score of 8, 7, and 6 5:29 
   The Sample Essays 6:05 
    Sample 3A; Score of 8 6:09 
    Begins Support with Examples From History and High Culture 6:24 
    Reviewer Praises the Language, Structure, and Organization 6:51 
    Sample 3B; Score of 7 7:58 
    Sample 3C; Score of 3 8:56 
   Tips for the Argumentative Essay 10:24 
    Language 10:28 
    Make Sure the Underlying Structure of Your Argument is Sound 10:40 
    Use Examples from High Culture as Well as Low 11:00 
    Don't Make Assertions without Presenting Evidence 11:17 
  Synthesis Walkthrough 11:33
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Where to Find the Prompt 0:34 
    Question 1 0:44 
   Analyzing the Prompt 0:56 
    Background Information 1:00 
    Hypothetical Situation 1:07 
    Demands 1:13 
   Reading the Texts 1:55 
    Source A 1:59 
    Source B 2:24 
    Source C 2:41 
    Source D 2:56 
    Source E 3:23 
    Source F 4:01 
   Some Possible Approaches 4:19 
    Variety of Arguments 4:25 
    Source with a Negative View of Technology in the Classroom 4:45 
    Can Choose Which Source to Address 4:58 
   Scoring Guidelines 5:41 
    Score of 9 5:46 
    Score of 8, 7, and 6 6:06 
   The Sample Essays 6:23 
    Sample 1A; Score of 8 6:32 
    Sample 1B; Score of 6 7:39 
    Sample 1C; Score of 3 8:30 
   Tips for the Synthesis Essay 9:50 
    Read the Prompt Carefully 10:00 
    Using a Lot of Sources is Better Than Using Only a Few 10:31 
    Don’t Use Fillers 10:49 
    There is No Right or Wrong Answer 11:16 
IX. Final Thoughts
  Tips for the Test 16:26
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   What Will the Test Be Like? 0:42 
    Location 1:02 
    Environment 1:15 
    Cheating 1:40 
    Format 2:05 
   What to Bring 2:17 
   What Not to Bring 4:00 
    Exceptions 6:14 
   Preparing for the Multiple-Choice Section 6:29 
    Read! 6:42 
    Read What You're Assigned in School 7:01 
    Read Things That Challenge You 7:20 
    Take Practice Tests 7:38 
   Preparing for the Rhetorical Analysis Essay 8:05 
    Read Arguments 8:10 
    Classic Arguments 8:25 
    Contemporary Arguments 8:55 
    Pick Out Elements of Argument and Identify Logical Fallacies 9:18 
    Practice Writing Under Test Conditions 9:26 
   Preparing for the Argumentative Essay 9:43 
    Pick a Few Contemporary Issues and Practice Writing Arguments on All Sides 9:46 
    Use a Quotation to Find Clear Statements of Opinion 10:08 
    Practice Writing Under Test Conditions 10:44 
   Preparing for the Synthesis Essay 10:50 
    Pick a Few Current Issues and read a Variety of Sources 11:04 
    Practice 11:20 
   Last Minute Strategies 11:27 
    Scout the Location 11:35 
    Pack Your Test Kit the Night Before 11:53 
    Read Something You Enjoy the Night Before 12:04 
    No Sugar or Caffeine Highs 12:55 
    Relax 13:16 
    Remember That Any Individual Question Isn't Worth Much on the Test 13:50 
    Don't Focus About Consequences During the Test 14:10 
    Set Yourself a Reward for Finishing the Exam 14:45 
   And Remember… 15:32