• Duración:
    7 semanas
  • Dedicación:
    4–5 horas por semana
  • Precio:

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  • Institución
  • Tema:
  • Nivel:
    Introductory
  • Idioma:
    English
  • Transcripción de video:
    English

Prerrequisitos

None

Sobre este curso

This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. This course will focus on reading, interpreting and writing about fiction and gothic literature.

You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.

There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.

Lo que aprenderás

In this part of the course, you’ll learn:

  • How to read and interpret great works of fiction
  • Cultural and historical background of gothic literature
  • Academic writing skills
  • Test-taking strategies
Part 1. Stories

Monsters and Ghosts

Week 1: Introduction to Fiction, Shelley Part 1
Overview of form and vocabulary
Goals of AP courses
What is Gothic horror?
Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Monster

Week 2: Shelley 2
What is close reading?
Frankenstein: Then and Now
Practice Test 1: Multiple Choice

Week 3: Stoker 1
Why write about literature?
The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler 

Week 4: Stoker 2
What is literary evidence?
Vampires: Not just for breakfast
How can you plan your writing?
Practice Test 2: Essay/Free Response

Week 5: Beloved 1
Practice Test 3: Multiple Choice
Toni Morrison and Beloved
Writing: Introductions are Hard!

Week 6: Writing about Fiction & Beloved 2
What are editing and revising?
Practice Text 4: Essay/Free Response

Week 7: Final Exam, part 1

Conoce a tus instructores

Maggie Sokolik
Director, College Writing Programs
University of California, Berkeley

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