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ENGLISH 101 AP English Language & Composition

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    • Profile picture
    Sep 06, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course will awaken the author in you and allow you to use your imagination to your advantage and success.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were the genre switch every month allowing you to get a feel of writing and learn your strengths.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Begin with an open mind and do not take the class for granted.

    • Fall 2014
    • Ms.Morales
    • Lots of Writing Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions
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    Jan 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because it makes you feel smarter afterwards. All the content you learn in this course helps you look at movies, books, articles, commercials, and etc. in a different way. It makes you a better writers and will definitely help you when you get to college.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was taking a mock AP exam a little before the actual exam. Finding out that I had the potential of passing the exam through the mock exam boosted my confidence when dealing with the real deal. I learned how to analyze letters, speeches, and even pictures in this course. I also had the chance to make my own drawing that contained lots of color symbolism and other features.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I advise students to not procrastinate when taking this course. I had to do essays every week along with homework from other classes. Go to tutoring when you think you need it. Go to tutoring even if you think you don't need it. Check with your teacher to see if your essay is good before you turn it in. Build friendships in the class so that you'll have partners to analyze with.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mrs.Song
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Aug 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend taking AP English because it challenges your brain to dig deeper into text from passages and not get the main idea of it only. When you analyze texts, the literary devices that you see authors use to get their message across is astounding. It opens your mind into how writers appeal to their audience. The class also helps you with AP U.S. History if you're taking them both at the same time. Some passages will overlap each other in both classes and you'll get a better understanding of the text if you're stuck on an essay. You'll definitely become a better writers after you take this class. I, for example, wasn't that great of an essay writer and struggled in the beginning of the course, but at the end I passed the AP exam and was extremely proud of myself. It's definitely a confidence booster.

    Course highlights:

    Some highlights I had from taking this course was when I finally got a decent score on one of my essays when I had previously been getting C-average grades. Another highlight I came upon was when I found out I had passed the AP exam when I thought I failed. The feeling you get knowing you don't have to take remedial English classes in college is amazing! I learned that no matter how bad you think your writing skills are, you can always improve just by taking this class.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this course, you'll have to manage your time wisely in order to get sufficient amount time to have your essay at its best. Never procrastinate on an assignment or you'll be up all night trying to analyze the passage and trying to figure out how to put your ideas into words. When all else goes wrong, talk to your peers and exchange ideas so that you can feed off of each other -- just don't copy. Make a group chat and discuss out of class from there if you can't meet up. The more brains the better and easier it is to analyze text. When you get to timed write essays, try to time yourself to write an essay in 40 minutes and mark where you left off. Do this once a week in order to get familiar with the AP Exam protocol. Ask your teacher to do timed-written essays early in the school year so that you can get used to it. Overall, just manage your time, discuss with your peers, and practice the exam conditions that you'll meet in May.

    • Spring 2016
    • Mrs.Song
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions

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