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This class was tough.
I would recommend this course because it is mentally stimulating. In addition to teaching all of the AP curriculum (provided by the College Board), Ms. Powell also has her students study additional information through books, plays, poems, and other resources. Ms. Powell also greatly adheres to my learning style; the course has a myriad of projects that showcase creativity. An example of this would be a project where groups had to turn the Act 1, Scene 2 soliloquy from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" into a rap. This course is challenging mentally, but in the end there are copious rewards.
The highlights of this course for me personally was the additional books we read. Ms. Powell selected books in a variety of genres and styles to open our eyes as teenagers to different points of view. Some of my favorite books I read were: "Wide Sargasso Sea", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Slaughterhouse Five". I found these books to be challenging in their meaning; they were not works that I could just read over for class and completely understand. For me, the joy in these works was when I would reread after class discussions.
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Advice for students:
Enter this course with an open mind and a love of learning and reading. Sometimes the assignments Ms. Powell will assign seem bizarre, but try your best on each assignment to gain optimal knowledge. This course is great for students who are looking to be pushed in literature.