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    • Profile picture
    Dec 21, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If you enjoy literature, I absolutely recommend this course. If not, I recommend hesitating, looking at your schedule, and deciding whether or not you have the time to fit this course in somewhere (although, don't confuse hesitation for discouragement).

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course is definitely the discourse and the teacher. The discourse is engaging, interesting and stimulating - but only if you keep up with the readings.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you can handle readings, and make sure you keep up with them. There is a very heavy amount of workload, but it's absolutely manageable if you're focused and disciplined, primarily because it's not difficult if you put the time in.

    • Fall 2016
    • mcneely
    • Yes
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    May 31, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Farbiarz (Farbi) is ostensibly intimidating, but once her grandeur becomes routine, it is easy to see that she has a wonderful heart and an equally engaging mind. Her approach to teaching may deter some students at first, especially since the grades some receive during the first few tests and essays are not what most advanced students are accustomed to receiving, but if one follows through, dedicates oneself to actually reading the material, and working with Farbi instead of against her, her class becomes exceedingly interesting, enlightening, and relatively easy.

    Course highlights:

    I learned to truly read, write, argue, and win. Of course I could read before, I knew plenty of words, I could put them in a logical and relatively pleasing order, and I never was shy to speak my mind, but with Farbi's guidance, my mind and capabilities flourished. I learned how to see the arguments before they were even made by reading the brief backgrounds about the authors; I learned how to analyze the deeper meaning beyond just what the words are saying, but how and why they are saying it; I learned how to win an argument without ever proving my own point, rather disproving everyone else's; I learned how to think for myself.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to read. If you truly read, you will have no problem with the course. Farbi gives an AP multiple choice test almost everyday or every other day, so reading and annotating the material is a must. She often lets you use your annotations on tests regarding speeches and articles; however, for the tests regarding novels, you have to have read the chapters prior. Don't just use sparknotes, either. I mean, if you want to review what you have read, that's fine; often times, sparknotes can shed some light on the more dense portions of readings. However, it is imperative that you read the material if you want to succeed and actually learn.

    • Spring 2014
    • Farbiaz
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Apr 13, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it because you learn so much about others, the world around you, and especially yourself.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to analyze the media that I consume.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    USE THE BARRONS BOOK! Do the homework as well! It will only help you.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Robin Amparo
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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