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Always Do the Reading
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would definitely recommend this course because you get to learn a lot about different cultures and experience that through reading. This course has prepared me for college and made me really love English. Not only do you get to read and analyze books, but there is a lot of writing and critical thinking involved. Though to some people that might be scary, it really opens you up and gets you thinking. It also helps improve your writing skills. My teacher did DDW which is Daily Discipline Writing where for 15 minutes straight you have to write. This could be to a prompt, creative poem or whatever you want. Also, part of the course was SSR, Silent Sustained Reading where you get to read any book of your choosing for fun for about half an hour. I really enjoyed this class. It prepared me for college and the material was for young adults which contained things that are not taught at some schools, however, I feel that put me in a college like setting and really prepared me for next year.
The highlights of this course was my independent writing project where I had the freedom to write about whatever I wanted, however I wanted. I chose to write a peom about tghinga taking place in my life currently, which I really enjoyed. I also enjoyed reading The Brief Wondrous of Oscar Wao and doing discussions on that book because I though it was an amazing book and I loved talking about it and analyzing the text. It is definitely one of my favorite books. I have gotten a lot out of this class this year from discussing these topics like social justice and how it is different around the world. I also really felt like I could relate a lot to these different people from the books even though they were from different parts of the world.
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It is really helpful and eye-opening. You get to learn a lot about different cultures through text and it also prepares you for a college course. It teaches a lot about problems around the world as well as problems we face daily as well. It real helps you connect to different cultures around the world.