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ENGLISH NONE Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

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    Jan 05, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the assigned reading and class discussions, but do not feel that my writing or comprehension skills were heightened in any way. I feel that most of the class focused on topics that were irrelevant, and even though important to discuss, did not have anything to do with the class. This caused some people to fall into distractions such as homework for other classes, which resulted in a scolding for them....unfair.

    Course highlights:

    I learned to fall in love with reading again and to work hard for myself. I feel that it was easy to get grades that were undeserved in this class, but I must say, at least for me, I truly learned that no one can make me do anything...I must truly want to.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the books but do not stress yourself over them. The tests were irrational and unfair. The questions were not important to the story. Even when I had read the novel, I would fail the tests due to the lack of actual important questions.

    • Winter 2017
    • Mario Garcia
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    Dec 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it was intellectually stimulating. During this course, it requires you to analyze different speeches and writings that were not written in this time period, so because it is difficult to understand it requires you to think. Once I was enrolled in the class, I thought it would be difficult because it was an advanced placement class. But once you begin to read the work and analyze it differently it becomes easier to understand. The writing that you have to do in this course must be well thought out and planned, but once you practice in class, it begins to flow whenever you begin to write. Based on the curriculum of this class, I would recommend it to anyone that desires a challenge with their reading comprehension and writing abilities.

    Course highlights:

    In this course, I learned that when reading and analyzing a writers work, a reader must reflect on a plethora of elements that the author has incorporated in their writing. For instance, a reader must think of the authors main point and the message they want to get across to their audience, the authors motivation for writing, and their tone and style. When writing an author is trying to appeal to different audiences. A writer can use Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. These are called modes of persuasion and each have different meanings. I learned that in this course, when a writer is attempting to establish his sense of credibility, he is using his Ethos, but when a writer is trying to appeal to the audiences emotions, then he is appealing to Pathos, and using facts and statistics to an audience shows the Logos. Learning this was the highlight of my year and broadened my way of thinking when reading a piece of writing or a speech.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    A piece of advice that I would give a student that is considering Advanced Placement Language and Composition would be to read the speeches and writing numerous times. I would recommend this because each time you read it, you discover something new that you had not noticed before and that will help your level of understanding the text. Once you read the text often and know that you understand everything about it, you can then begin to dissect the paragraphs and begin to think about it analytically. This course was a pleasure and I would give the advice of not taking it for granted and doing to the work truthfully

    • Fall 2015
    • Mario Garcia
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research
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    Nov 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because I believe that it made me a better writer. I learned how to correctly formulate an essay and how to dissect writing in order to fully understand the intention of the author.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were learning the rhetorical tools with which authors convey their message. The reason for this is that I am now able to more easily understand exactly what is meant by the author. Also , I am now able to incorporate all of this into my own writing to make it more elegant.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would say to definitely read each novel, or play, or anything read in class at least twice to get the best grasp of the material. I would also say to constantly review newly learned information for the best impact.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mario Garcia
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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