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    Mrs. Fox, Hedgpeth, Ms. Crawford, Gonzales
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    Lots of Writing

    Always Do the Reading

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    Apr 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Very helpful teacher with understandable course work.

    Course highlights:

    Improvement in understanding poetry and short stories.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to read, write, and comprehend every single material that is given to you.

    • Fall 2017
    • Gonzales
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Mar 30, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend this course for students who want to challenge their writing and reading skills and feel that regular English classes do not offer thorough or challenging enough course work. AP Language and Composition is a good class for analyzing text fast, developing better essays, and identifying rhetorical strategies. AP Lang is a relatively new course at Torrance High but a great experience.

    Course highlights:

    Mrs. Fox is excellent at teaching and explaining grammar and a lot of this material is not explained very well by other teachers throughout middle and high school. I learned a lot about rhetorical strategies and appealing to the audience, which will help you when writing persuasive essays. You will write and annotate most of the time. Be sure to take the practice tests and time yourself, as the multiple choice on the AP test is fast. Free response is fairly easy as you have 40 minutes to construct a decent essay. If you study and review vocab words, you should be fine. Some have a natural ability to understand text and poems, while others need more practice. A tip would be to actually implement the vocabulary words into your essays as you learn them to remember them better and improve your writing skills. Dialectical journals was the main assignment in the class and will help prepare you for the AP test so you have as many resources in your possession as possible, since one essay prompt will ask you to write on a topic using your own knowledge or previously read books.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Try to remember most grammar rules and vocabulary as these will help you with 60% of the multiple choice section. Practice understanding and analyzing writing, not really theme or tone of the text but more why the author chose this wording or sentence structure. Take practice tests and time yourself. Class is not extremely difficult if you are a decent writer already. If you feel you are struggling with the basics, you will have a harder time but it is not impossible.

    • Fall 2017
    • Mrs. Fox
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Competitive Classmates Great Discussions
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    Feb 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Ms. Crawford will ensure that you pass the exam in May should you get her as your teacher.

    Course highlights:

    My vocabulary has expanded in addition to me being a faster writer. Picking a thesis came a lot easier after this course.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay on top of your journals!!

    • Fall 2016
    • Ms. Crawford
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Meetings Outside of Class

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