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    • Profile picture
    Jun 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course to others because I feel that it has really prepared me for college English courses and simply for life. This course has taught me so many valuable critical thinking skills and has showed me new ways to be creative. Mr. Slagel was one of the best educators I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He had an amazing ability of combining just the right amount of fun in his teaching, in a way that made learning so much more attainable and desirable for us as students. I've become such a better writer from the things I've learned in this class. I've also learned and better understood all the grammar that Iʻve learned over the years. Overall, this class was one of the best I've ever taken. I'm very glad I made the decision to take this course and Iʻd definitely recommend it to any other students.

    Course highlights:

    I learned so much in this course, but if I had to choose the specifics of those things, I would have to say first that I learned how to be an effective writer. The assigned writings for this class really made me think about my writing in new perspectives. We were required to write most of our assignments in shorter lengths than I was used to, and this, along with numerous amount of new vocabulary, helped me to write papers and pieces of literature that might have been short, but had so much meaning and thought behind them. My vocabulary and use of literary terms also improved a lot because of this course. Another area that this course really helped me with was grammar. I had previously taken courses that taught grammar, but this class effectively reviewed and thoroughly went over all of those rules that I'd forgotten and made it so much easier to apply them in my writing, different novels, and other pieces of literature.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would tell the students considering this course to be prepared to work hard. You only get as much out of this class as you put into it. There are many opportunities to go in for study help. Speaking as a student who went in to a majority of those study help periods, I would say that those helped me immensely with all of the grammar quizzes we had and a couple of papers I had to write. I would say to be prepared for a lot of quizzes. We had at least one quiz a class. Do the readings, because many of the quizzes, papers, and discussions we complete center around the specific details and broad topics covered in those readings. The last piece of advice I have for this course is to really take time and effort in everything you do for this class. The assignments I took the most time on and really put a lot of thinking and creativeness into were the works that I sat back and looked at with a lot of pride and amazement. This class will really change and improve you as a writer, student, and person if you let it.

    • Spring 2016
    • JamesSlagel
    • Lots of Writing Meetings Outside of Class Great Discussions
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    Jun 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Slagel taught the basis of English all over again in a way that was easy to understand. He is an amazing person, but an even better teacher. He prepares you well for the AP English exam and covers some of the best works of literature in his class including Hamlet, To Kill A Mocking Bird, and Lysistrata.

    Course highlights:

    Mr. Slagel had these grammar lessons each week that covered all the sections of grammar. His essays that he made us write were covering intense topics, but he made each one of the fun to write because of his interesting prompts and short word count that he wanted for each essay.l

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention in class, all of the conversations you have covering a certain topic are almost always on the test. Mr. Slagel will cover a topic and speak about it, most of the time saying exactly word for word the answer of the test. He is also a very caring person with an awesome personality so there is no need to be scared of his big English phrases or words.

    • Fall 2016
    • JamesSlagel
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Slagel is a great teacher where he made his lectures fun, and I actually wanted to go to class. He is a little challenging, which makes sense because it is an AP course so you really do have to put in the effort, but you really learn sooo much about English. Best English class I have ever had.

    Course highlights:

    Slagel has the best stories. He would usually start off the class with current events and he might share a story that is incredibly hilarious and entertaining. Or he might even share a story about himself that sort of pertains to the content we were learning to liven up the class. He really knows how to communicate to a bunch of teens and make us engaged in the lesson the whole time. I learned everything about grammar, Shakespeare (he loves Shakespeare), and some other great books.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go in for study help for your weekly grammar quizzes. If you're shy, go in with a friend or a group. If you want one-on-one attention, he does that too.

    • Fall 2016
    • JamesSlagel
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing Great Discussions

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