In our daily life, we often compare things to make a right decision. However, most school children and college students feel puzzled when assigned to develop an essay. The stumbling block in an essay writing is a need to choose among compare and contrast essay topics. The more interesting topic you'll pick, the more chances you have to pass.
Review your literary terms, focusing on those that apply to prose passages and analysis. Review a variety of tone words you can apply to literature (see the lists on my website). Read chapter 4 from 5 Steps to a 5. (I have a class set in my room.) Read the prose essay prompts from previous AP exams. Practice reading short, significant prose.