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Always Do the Reading
This class was tough.
I would absolutely recommend this course—it gets you thinking. Thinking about life, about current issues, about yourself. Each book brings something you've never even thought of before, providing you with ideas or thoughts to carry on into your own life. Because this is an AP class and is not mandatory, everyone in the class is there by choice, which creates an environment full of passionate, like-minded people who are more than willing to discuss thought-provoking topics with you. Coming to class is like walking into a new truth every day.
My favorite book we read was Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Reading this book as a class showed me that with so many possible interpretations of literature, each must be equally respected. AP Lit really taught me to consider everyone's opinions instead of dismissing those unlike my own. After all, someone else always knows something that you do not.
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The ultimate piece of advice for potential AP Lit students is this: Keep up. Don't push reading Chapter Three to tomorrow. Don't leave Microsoft Word blank until the night before the paper is due. The class is tough, and there is work, but it's never overwhelming unless you allow it to be.