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  • Average Rating

    4.7/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
    • 7 Advice
    • 5
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  • Course Difficulty

    • Easy 14%

    • Medium 71%

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    Always Do the Reading

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    Dec 02, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of literature and the English language; however, applicants for this class must also be willing to accept a fairly large workload.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about techniques employed in writing to express certain emotions or thoughts, as well as a plethora of information about literature in general.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in AP Lang, you must be willing to analyze literature virtually alone; trying to depend on sites such as SparkNotes will not get you far.

    • Fall 2015
    • Swarthout/Arteche/Murguia
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Oct 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend because the teacher's are awesome and teach well

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to write essays, read literature, and work on projects

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do all the assignments and study for all the tests in the class

    • Fall 2016
    • Swarthout/Arteche/Murguia
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Sep 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Swarthout is an extraordinary course instructor and although her techniques may seem odd, they actually work. She has been teaching for over thirty years and knows the AP exam like the back of her hand. This course also helps tremendously with AP literature which is the senior year course, and it truly focuses on analyzing and comprehending the text in depth instead of reading shallow. Your essay skills will improve exponentially; this is a college level course and having college level essays allows your writing to grow and thrive.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights include enjoyable group projects such as presenting a forty minute seminar to the class about a novel in which you and your group analyze in depth. This provides for you to work on presentation skills which will be useful for later in life. Also, the monologue assignment was a joy because you can pick whatever monologue you wish and students have a genuine good time when presenting. I have learned from this course that writing takes time to improve, however when you apply what you learn, the level of writing will be on a whole other planet.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the novels. Many of the novels you read will apply to AP literature and analyzing them will help a great deal. Also, memorize basic rhetorical and literary devices. These are used a tremendous amount of times in the course and having an understanding will allow for better essay analysis and lead to your top goal of a 5 on the national exam.

    • Fall 2015
    • Swarthout
    • Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates Great Discussions


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