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This class was tough.
It is a rigorous class that allows for an intensive examination of literature and exponentially refines one's writing abilities. One learns how to appreciate and analyze poetry and literature by being consistently involved with the text and developing insight. With an inspired teacher that extensively prepares you for the AP test (most people get 4's and 5's) and for college, the class provides a challenging, demanding, and rewarding foundation for the future.
Some highlights include reenacting scenes from various plays as well as sonnets that were being studied in class such as "Twelfth Night" (very funny) and "Oedipus Rex" and writing university-styled essays about works such as "Crime and Punishment" and "Jane Eyre".
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Advice for students:
Be prepared for a demanding and challenging course that may consist of staying up late unless you are proficient with time management (a skill that is very much worth developing either before or through this course). Try to really prioritize this class and devote your time to honestly developing your writing abilities because it will pay off immensely in the future. Don't take it if you're not willing to take it seriously and really devote your energy to doing the work. Doing the work is essential for this course.