Dr. Brandon Abdon
Scholar Talks: Drs. Brandon Abdon and David Miller Discuss Frankenstein
Love literature? Our new Scholar Talks series is for you! Hosted by AP® English coursebooks author Dr. Brandon Abdon, dive into important pieces of literature with experienced scholars. Brandon's first guest is Dr. David Miller, Professor of Composition & Rhetoric at Mississippi College. Join in as...
AP® English Test Prep Webinars
It’s a month before the exam and you’re freaking out. You're trying to think about what you need to review with your students, what you should ask them to do, and how you can best support them. Not to mention those things, you’re feeling angsty about only making it through six of the course and...
AP® English: Sophistication & Complexity Webinar
The sophistication point on the essay rubrics often meets with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Students want to know how to write it. Teachers want to know how to teach it. Readers want to know how to reward it. Consultants and trainers want to know how to advise it.
Architecture, Design & Structure in Literature
Ernest Hemingway once famously said that “Prose is architecture. It’s not interior design.” Well-known for the sparsity and tight structure of his prose, this is no surprise. That said, there are a number of other writers (and readers) who would no doubt argue with this. Where would most poems be...
AP® Literature at The Middle of the Year
It’s December. You’re tired. You are fairly certain that you cannot lead another discussion about—or design another activity around—something like the juxtaposition of short sentences and longer sentences in the same text and the effect that variance would have on the text.
“Where in the…?" — A Conversation on Literature & Setting
Everything happens somewhere.
Hester and Pearl live on the outskirts of town; George and Lennie start off in the wilderness but then live on a farm; Sethe has to live in Cincinnati with her flashbacks across the river in Kentucky; and while Garcin, Inez, and Estelle suffer in their single room in...