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This class was tough.
Although all the veterans of this class are quick to warn you of the difficulties that lie ahead, AP Language and Composition is well worth the strife. Coach Cooper uses this class as a tool to equip you with the necessary reading, writing, and rhetoric skills to guarantee your success in essays throughout the rest of your educational journey. There is a substantial amount of essay and timed writing as well as rhetorical interpretations to be done throughout the course. However stressful these assignments may be, the work put in is well worth the skill sets earned.
Coach Cooper does not take the weight of his AP students lightly. The class is truly a challenge, therefor he takes incredible pride in guiding you to reach the common goals of the class. Due to his diligence in teaching his students, I was able to sharpen my knowledge of the English language and its composition. His harsh grading methods allowed me to immediately correct any errors in my writing. His persistence of practicing timed writes prepared me for stressful situations and allowed my mind to become accustomed to the pressure associated with time limits on creative topics. Also, Coach Cooper's overall willingness to both teach you and learn from you makes him an ideally fun, informative, tough, and loving professor.
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Advice for students:
Do the summer assignments prior to the course. The topics, grammar, vocabulary, and ideas discussed in the textbooks given as summer assignments mold the lessons of the entire year, so take note. In addition to the summer work, the work assigned throughout the year, although somewhat overwhelming, is an enormous advantage to you as a student. Despite the amount of work, the course is well worth it. Students improve their writing skills, learn to work under pressure, develop grammar and rhetoric skills to utilize in their essays, as well as enjoy a close environment with teacher and classmates.