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Always Do the Reading
Lots of Writing
This class was tough.
This class was incredibly helpful towards my skills as not only a writer but as a reader, student, and person. The class mainly consists of writing preparatory AP essays, reading and analyzing well-respected classical American literature, and diving further into the realm of the English language. Grammar and spelling tests are scattered throughout the course to further aid your transition from a decent English speaker to a more decorous and educated student who is able to accentuate their thoughts in a manner that is more formal and well-thought out.
Throughout the course, I learned how to more effectively provide myself with the right tools to become a better student. Through reading and analyzing the classical literature we discussed in class, I learned a great deal about insight and forethought towards history and the way the world works. Through reading Ella Minnow Pea, I explored the dangers of censorship. Through reading The Grapes of Wrath, I more thoroughly understood the severity of the American Great Depression. The weekly essay writing really expanded my writing capabilities and employed me to find new and innovative ways to convey my feelings in a manner that is appropriate and insightful. I am proud of the content I learned in AP English Language and Composition, and I'm sure you will be as well.
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The advice I'd give to any prospective student for this course would be not to slack. The course is rigorous, and will require you to fully envelop yourself in it. Read the materials you are required to read and read them in a manner that you can fully understand and analyze on a greater scale. Furthermore, the grammar and spelling tests are actually extremely beneficial to future learning. The tools given to you by these seemingly "simple" or "silly" tasks will provide you with an exemplary advantage against your peers in the future. A college will choose the essay that is better written. So take the course seriously, and allow yourself to learn as much from it as you possibly can.