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    • Profile picture
    Jul 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The teacher is very highly regarded, and for a good reason. Mr. Roach makes the class interesting, especially for those, like me, who are very interested in government. This class not only gave me the knowledge I needed to pass the AP exam with a 4, but also the confidence to attend a political and government camp during the summer, Girls State, and succeed. The work was difficult, and centered as much around textbook work as it did current events. It helped me to understand what was going on in the election, which was very interesting. Overall, I think it is very important for people to understand the government, particularly teenagers. We are at the point of being able to vote, and some understanding of the political system will allow us to make much more informed decisions, no matter the political party itself.

    Course highlights:

    In the class, I was able to learn about the workings of the government. The branches, the agencies, everything was covered in detail. Before this course, I didn't really understand the process of government, let alone the intense things such as Parliamentary Procedure. I was able to learn about campaigns, funding, and even things that we don't really think about, such as why people vote a certain way. It was easily applied to the world as it is now, because of the upcoming election. I found within this course a passion for government and the law, which backed up my speech and debate background. It was this class that helped to encourage me to pursue a degree in Law.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    As a tutor, I can give some advice for anyone taking the class, even if your teacher isn't very good. Number 1 is Take Good Notes. Seriously, take notes, re write your notes, reread them and reread them again. Have colored pens or highlighters. Write main notes in black, pick your favorite color and write important definitions in it. Pick another and write titles and subtitles that way. It will make everything neat and easy-pretty soon the whole class will volley to borrow them! Number 2 is read the text book before the new chapter begins in class-I'm serious. I know it's awful, I know it's boring. I also know that if you read it before hand, it makes the new lesson easier. The first few chapters of AP text book are easy, but when you get into the Bureaucracy, you'll thank yourself for doing it. Write questions you have down while reading and ask them to your teacher. Number 3 is actually pretty simple. Even if your teacher doesn't require it, keep up with the news! It was very interesting for me, since I took it during the primaries, but even if the news is boring, keep up on all things political. You'll see what you learned in class applied, and everything makes a bit more sense. This is such a fun class, and the topics really aren't all that difficult. If you keep up with your work as you would any AP class and stay organized, you'll be on your way to an A!

    • Spring 2016
    • Roach
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I learned and grew as a student from this course. It allowed for me to become more involved with politics, and become a well-informed citizen.

    Course highlights:

    I enjoyed our daily discussions about news happening throughout the world. I also liked how in depth we went in our textbook, we not only learned about our government as a whole, but the history of our government and how it has come to be.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You must time manage, and stay on top of you coursework.

    • Fall 2016
    • Roach
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions

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