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  • Average Rating (from 5 Students)

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    • Profile picture
    Dec 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it prepared me for English for the rest of my school career.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights would be reading and dissecting books logically. I learned to structure sentences fluidly and became more confident in my writing skills.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always read, never put things off for the morning of, and always ask for a clarification if you're confused in any way, shape or form.

    • Fall 2014
    • Gempler
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Nov 01, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    AP English is definitely a class I would recommend to anyone, whether they have or lack abilities in English writing and composition. Reasons why I would highly recommend the course would be on account of the fact that you leave the class with new information each day, you gradually improve in your writing skills, and you also develop a great sense of insightfulness, in which is essential when writing any essay, not only essays in the class, but future essays as well.

    Course highlights:

    The course mainly centered around class discussions and insightfulness. In the course, there were many readings and essays; Mr. Olson held many discussions during class that would range from ten minutes to the whole class period, however, every discussion was truly worth listening too. Never was there a time where I drifted off during a discussion. Also, Mr. Olson strongly encouraged us to be insightful in everything we talk about. Even more so, with all the discussions and insightfulness, the course has allowed me to learn and see so much, not only in the work we did, but even on the things that go on outside of the classroom.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    One piece of crucial advice I would strongly give to students is to keep every single discussion, whether it being a very short or very long discussion, in mind. The reason I encourage this to others is because it allows you to become more expansive and insightful with anything you write. It's important to be in depth and understand different matters.

    • Spring 2016
    • Kurt Olson
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Nov 01, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I've never truly realized true advancement in my education till I coursed in AP English. Not only did the course allowed me to improve in my writing and composition skills, but AP English has taken me beyond my comfort zone and allowed me to really see the significance within multitudes of matters. Many times did my classmates and I communicate on subjects such as our writing, each other's writing, so on and so forth. Olson, being the very realistic, and insightful teacher he is, continuously influenced me to have new perspectives each time by the end of each time. Altogether, the course was a true eye-opener.

    Course highlights:

    The course mainly centered around the concept of being insightful in all the work we do and in all the essays we write, as well as the way we have discussions. Olson never allowed us to stop with only a definition or a simple explanation, but rather he strongly encouraged us to dig deeper than we are usually comfortable with. Throughout the course, as aforementioned, I always left after class with a new mindset and perspective. Olson made sure we learned something new each day, and he undoubtedly achieved. We learned so much about life, the choices we make, the way we act. We learned a great amount of symbolization in the books we read, the repetition, and many other rhetorical devices as well. In all honesty, the class had an abundance of information to learn within one day, in which forced, but positively forced, each and everyone of us to constantly keep our eyes and ears open at all times.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The most crucial advice I can provide for students who are considering on taking this course is to keep note of everything, every single piece of information, commentary, or discussion, in mind. In doing so, the students themselves will eventually develop the insightfulness that is greatly needed in any writing assignments they will ever encounter, during the course and in the future.

    • Fall 2015
    • Kurt Olson
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Great Discussions

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