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    Mr. Carroll, wilkinson, Ms. Shingara
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    Great Discussions

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    Oct 09, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is a great AP class to take because it really helps build and advance your reading and writing skills. I had an amazing year learning about how to truly read books and my writing skills improved a lot. I would recommend it for all students regardless of what they want to major in in the future. The class itself is somewhat rigorous, there are a lot of in class essays but don't let that fool you. It seems intimidating at first but by the end of they year you will have the ability to write a dynamite essay in only 30 minutes. There is quite a lot of reading involved and it is a necessity to stay on top of it. When reading you will learn how to identify different writing styles and rhetorical techniques that you can transfer to your own writing to make it more effective. Tests in the class are formatted much like the AP test you will take in May. You will definitely be ready for the AP test at the end of year if you take this class and put in the effort.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about different writing styles and rhetorical techniques. Rhetorical strategies are heavily emphasized in this class and as a result I was able to really dissect writing and find get the most out of it. I learned how to look for the purpose of different types of writing and analyze it. My writing skills increased significantly as a result of writing so many essays and by being exposed to rhetorical strategies that I learned how to use effectively. I also learned how to write synthesis and persuasive essays. The skill of writing synthesis essays is extremely helpful if you are taking other AP classes because it involves bringing together multiple resources to support a claim. This skill is especially helpful for college when you are required to write reports using multiple sources and pieces of evidence to support claims and ideas.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Students need to read the books and annotate them. It is not enough to just read the book, you need to take the time to make notes and analyze the writing as you go along. It is extremely helpful when you have to write essays later on because you will already have all of your evidence prepared. Also, when you are writing your essays it is important to ask yourself these questions: Who is the author? Who is the audience? What is the time period? Why did they write this? How did they accomplish their goal?. Before you read a book or while you are reading it make sure to look up a quick biography of the author and the time period of the book. Having this information helps you determine what kind of point of view the author has and what sort of themes you might find. Tests in this class are hard as well. Many were curved. They are similar to the types of questions the AP test asks. Essays in the class really help your grade if you do well on them.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ms. Shingara
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jan 28, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This Ap Literature class will teach you how to pull out information from complicated excerpts and expand your vocabulary to write better essays. But keep in mind this is an Ap course. and a lot of hours are required for this course

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course are when you finally figure what an excerpt like from Shakespeare is actually saying. By putting all your notes and pieces together.Even though I got a bad grade in the class. If I had a chance to repeat Junior I would still take the class but I would work harder.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to take this course you have to be willing put a lot of hours into the course and in order to the homework. you need zero distractions in order to do it as quickly as possible. For example, if you were to listen to music or watch a T.V show while reading an excerpt. You will end up reading it over and over again instead of just reading it once without any distractions.

    • Fall 2016
    • wilkinson
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Competitive Classmates
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    Aug 17, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Carroll is one of those teachers that has extremely high expectations. He will push you to meet those expectations because he knows that you will be able to. Very insightful and knowledgeable. Good puns.

    Course highlights:

    It gave me a new perspective on literature as a whole and I thoroughly enjoyed going through Shakespearean books that I had not enjoyed reading previously.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to work hard. An A is not a grade easily given out. Take as many notes as possible during the Classic Lit presentations

    • Fall 2012
    • Mr. Carroll
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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