This class was tough.
i recommend this course because it helped me with time management on, not only the ap lit exam, but also the reading portions on the SAT and the ACT. this class gives extensive lessons on how to annotate a text and break down a novel, short story, and poems.
for me, a highlight of this course would be that i discovered many interesting stories and we were presented with the author's reflections on their work. we also did activities that involved human rights. i learned about character dynamics and how to identify the themes of a story and other literary terms.
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Advice for students:
it's really important that you study the literary terms that were given to you. the tests that were given to us was less about the plot of the story and more about the literary terms found within the dialogue and scenes. it's also important to get an early start on the assigned books so you won't have to rush to finish the annotations at the last minute. she grades those annotations hard and expects them to meet all of her expectations and be in the same order that she outlined. you have to know and understand the contents of each book because she also grades you on Socratic seminars, which are class discussions where the teacher sits back and listens while the student talk about the book to each other. to prepare for these seminars, have quotes from the story or articles related to it, come with questions to ask your peers, keep the flow of the conversation going, and thoroughly discuss the themes and characters of the story