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    Mar 28, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course seems to have a lot of busy work, and a lot of the grading is based off of assignments without much information on what is to be expected. There also is not as much time to do these assignments assuming that you're taking other high level classes.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about poetry in this class, and it has a lot to do with the poetic devices used in these poems. Short stories are also another highlight of the course because the teacher likes to pick as many interesting stories as she can fit into the curriculum.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The best way to study for this class is to read all the literature and take notes on the works while you read. These annotations are important for class discussions when you need to point to the text.

    • Fall 2016
    • jontig
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts
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    Feb 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend taking this course for several reasons, it provides AP credit if you pass the test, it boosts GPA, and it helps to prepare you for a college course as well as interesting stories and new topics that were not discussed before such as the influence of rhetorical devices, time periods, and author history. The course helped to apply our ideas and thoughts into an educated manner and provide better understand to the texts that we discussed.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of the course is the wide variety of literature covered, from Fairy tales being uncovered and in depth with different versions of the stories, bringing reality to what the fairy tales were really about, and the romanticism and actions discussed in Frankenstein. I have honed my skills to better read in and interpret the text to help others better understand it.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to stay on top of assignments and not to hold off on long term projects and assignments. Three midterms are taken for the entire year, with this make sure to take thorough notes and take advantage of the study guides and notes the are posted online by the teacher. Data sheet binders are allowed to be used on the final, make sure they are detailed and precise in order to be a most effective use of your time.

    • Fall 2016
    • Stowell
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates Great Discussions
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    Jan 18, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    There is a lot of busy work, for an AP class, I feel the course should be focussed more on reading books and discussions as the work as a whole. Discussions are usually led by Ms Jontig and she usually states quotes and the class gives their opinions, instead a class discussion like a socratic seminar would be more beneficial I feel.

    Course highlights:

    Reading Pride and Prejudice was very interesting and thrilling, along with the Great Gatsby as I have seen the movies and loved them, but feel in love with the books even more. I learned about great works of literature and the meanings behind literature as well, how to detect literary elements, and more.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the books, midterms are easy if you read your books and do your homework and discussion classes. Always take extra credit opportunities when available.

    • Winter 2017
    • jontig
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Final Paper


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