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    Dec 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Even if you aren’t planning on becoming an English major, this class still has a lot to offer! While Mr. Brasington mainly uses classical and contemporary literature to hone your analytical skills, he also employs film and music in order to address a broader area of interest. This class, unlike AP Lang, does not focus on forcing you to learn specific essay formats or race against the clock. This class is more discussion based and involves more reading than AP Lang. You will make connections from texts to history, society, mythology, and just about anything else you can imagine in order to learn a little bit more about the Story of Us. Literature’s goal is to reflect the Human Experience, and you will learn universal truths common to all humanity that may aid you in your encounters with your fellow Man. AP Lit will teach you how to approach formal literary criticism, which will definitely prepare you for college level English classes.

    Course highlights:

    In this course, you are exposed to literature from across the globe and from various time periods. You cover everything from Medieval Lit and Greek Tragedies to 80s short stories. Mr. Brasington provides historical background for all works you cover, so if you’re into history this class would be an excellent supplement. You learn much about the society in a given area and time in regards to whatever book or play you are reading. If you’re not into long discussion and writing papers, other assignments allow for you to use other creative outlets. We perform our own compressed and modernized versions of Shakespearean plays, create works of art, and even rap!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Only take this course if you are willing to do lots of reading and writing. While we do not have weekly essays like AP Lang, we do have the occasional long paper (i.e. we write a 10 pg. paper on Hamlet for our Shakespeare Unit). As with all courses, you must not procrastinate, as projects tend to consist of eight or nine different parts and you will not be able to complete it the night before it’s due.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Brasington
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Group Projects
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    Nov 03, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because even though this class is AP and difficult at times you still learn about history and cultures. Every time I walk into the class I walk out knowing something that I didn't before.

    Course highlights:

    Literature and culture of past poets and stories.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are to take this class I suggest that you always read when you are told that you need to. Nothing will help you better than to read in this class because that way you will understand everything and have a strong foundation for written essays.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Brasington
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Oct 26, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AP Literature in general is definitely more challenging but it helps a student get a taste of what college would be like with a teachers higher expectations. AP Literatures also helps a student think more critically and be able to understand a text on different levels, not just whats on the surface.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights would be when we read Beowulf and we got to write to pair up in clans, pretending to be anglo saxons warriors. The cool thing about this is that you get a glimpse about how hard it must have been for people to go through a day without starving, or getting killed by neighboring clans.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You have to stay on top of classwork and really pay attention in class, because everything the teacher says will be important in the future. Also you must always keep up with the writing and reading assignments, don't procrastinate because it will be more stressful on a time crunch.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Brasington
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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