This is a set of three basic exercises for AP Literature students that can act as a review or a resource to be used as students write. I created this in order to meet needs of lower achieving students for whom AP writing creates anxiety and frustration. It also is a good review for students who are efficient writers. In order to decide what to include, I spent time with many AP essay scorers, reviewed numerous AP Literature exams, and poured through a dozen AP Literature help books. The first exercise is about using academic language, getting rid of slang, colloquial language, and vague terminology. The second is on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. The last deals with syntax, more specifically, sentence type and structure. I found these incredibly useful in my classroom, especially as a reference to which students can refer later as they are writing.