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ENGLISH 1001420 AP English Language & Composition

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    • Profile picture
    Feb 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This will likely be your first AP English class, and that is okay! It is a great class to get you acclimated to expressing your opinions in writing at a higher level of thinking. It will be challenging because your essays are not graded the same way that essays were graded in the past, but the key to bringing up your grade is revisions. Always revise. This takes more time but it is definitely worth it.

    Course highlights:

    I learned most importantly how to articulate my ideas on paper in a clear and concise way. I was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses as a writer and was able to really hone in on those areas. This class is engaging and gets you thinking about the craft of academic writing in a very different way. You learn how to organize an essay in the most effective way to communicate your point. You analyze literary techniques in other works and then get to apply those to your own writing. It is a long process, but if you stick with it, you will see growth without a doubt.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will be doing a lot of analyzing on literary technique. This can be daunting at first and you may feel like you can never get the answer right. But just know that the only way to get better is to try. No interpretation is incorrect if you can support it with evidence.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dvorak
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Great Discussions
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    Dec 14, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Taking APLang helped me to develop a strong baseline for necessary skills needed in writing, that I feel will carry me successfully through college and beyond.

    Course highlights:

    I thoroughly enjoyed mastering writing skills, as well as finding my personal writers voice. I've always been fond of writing and APLang helped me to better appreciate the thought and process.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Looking on collegeboard at past written essays really helped me to master what I needed to include in my writing to earn a high score. Taking the time to really study the different writing styles will only help you in the long run.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dvorak
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Competitive Classmates
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    Nov 10, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is a lot of work and you should know that you have to put effort into maintaining good grades. With that being said, the discussions we had in this class opened my mind to a lot of new ideas. It also helps you prepare to write college essays gradually. Instead of waiting until you get to college and all of a sudden have to write three papers in a week, this class introduces college-level writing slowly. There are plenty of opportunities to improve and to ask for advice.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to write persuasive arguments and how to address multiple perspectives to make my arguments more effective. I also learned to be patient with myself and my writing. Before this class, I would barely try on an essay and get a 100%. AP Lang showed me how to work hard to get the grade I deserve. The first few essays were pretty rough for the whole class but most people improved a lot over the length of the course and a lot of us were able to pass the AP exam.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Ask for help with your writing. Get advice from teachers, upperclassmen who have passed the exam, and people in your class who have a natural writing ability. Also, make sure you actually read the books assigned and not use sparknotes. That may be fine if we had multiple choice tests, but it definitely does not benefit you on essays.

    • Fall 2015
    • Dvorak
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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