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Memorizing these terms will help you. You will be tested on these literary devices. Be sure that you can identify the "concept" of each of these terms in literature.
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This is one of the busiest courses I have ever taken but it was all worth it. It made me learn so much about reading and writing. At times, it was difficult to keep up with all the assignments and due dates. Yet, I believe that this course made me become more mature and gave me an understanding of certain things like the characters' feelings in a novel or how some event in a story relates to something in reality. I also learned many helpful techniques that helped improve my writing skills. I highly recommend this course for anyone who would like to gain some good reading knowledge and develop useful writing methods.
Somewhere in the middle of the school year, we finally got to read "To Kill A Mocking Bird". This book is now one of my favorites. It taught me many of the life lessons it had and was really quite interesting overall.
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There is a lot of work to do. So be ready for any work you'll receive. Always complete assignments before the due dates. Keep a notebook or something to write due dates down. Really read the books thoroughly and annotate. Make questions for yourselves to answer and if you're really stuck on one, ask the teacher for help. You can ask questions when there is a class discussion. Don't get shy and be afraid. You'll be ok. :) I know, it might seem a bit scary when talking to your classmates but you'll get a better understanding of books and get points on participation. You'll need information on the books you'll read so always participate and listen to others when they are participating. This will help you answer questions on quizzes and tests. When writing essays, it's always a good idea to get feedback from others, especially your teacher. Get someone to proofread your essay and then revise mistakes. This is course is very fun and interesting too. There are small activities and projects for you to do. Some of these activities include doing a monologue in front of the class, a powerpoint project, a Socratic seminar, and more. This course helps you stay active with activities and work so you're not bored out of your mind. Even though there is demanding work to be done in the course, you'll definitely improve as a reader and writer. Keep a positive attitude and don't stress too much on the course. *Remember to keep up with due dates and raise your hand. ;) Don't give up and be lazy. Do your best and you'll do great!