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ENGLISH AP Lit

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    Seland, Kelli Jacobs, Goodwin, Mr. Goodwin, Mrs. Jacobs, Beasley, Mrs. Glasco
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    Always Do the Reading

    Great Discussions

    Lots of Writing

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    Oct 23, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it helps you develop writing and reading skills that will be of utmost importance when it comes to college readiness. You get exposure to novels that cover an array of topics, as well as other works such as plays, poems, and short stories. There should be at least one book you enjoy during the year.

    Course highlights:

    Some of the novels we read as a class were very enjoyable! Mr. Goodwin can make even the most mundane topic entertaining, and he really has a passion for helping students learn and progress. If you're not a big fan of giant projects, rest assured there are very few. I can clearly remember only two big projects over the course of the whole year. What I think is probably the most important thing I learned is how to write "AP style", or in other words, the type of writing they expect in college. Learning how to perfect this style through trial and error before college helps put you at ease so you aren't blind going in; it's sort of a head start in that respect.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course can get difficult at times, especially with the AP test in the spring looming over everyone's heads the entire year. It's very important to understand that if you don't fully grasp a concept, you need to ask for help as soon as you identify the problem area. Correcting your mistake early on will leave you plenty of time to work on said skill and make sure you are comfortable doing it come test day. I myself struggled with essay writing, because the style in which you are expected to write is very different from what I was used to leading up to this course. I would've saved myself a lot of trouble if I had asked for help.

    • Fall 2016
    • Goodwin
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Oct 10, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would only recommend taking AP Lit if you enjoy reading classic books. In my class, we read "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Frankenstein," and a few others. They were really good books, but we also went very in depth with these books. This course is not for those who do not love reading and talking about books.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part about this class was reading the books. We would have entire periods designated to reading whatever book we were on. Those were lovely.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read, read, and read some more. It is also helpful to know the literary devices.

    • Fall 2016
    • Seland
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Sep 22, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AP Literature and Composition is a course that is chosen by multiple high school students, and for good reason. It is a very good course to introduce high schoolers into the level of AP difficulty that is expected of other AP classes.

    Course highlights:

    Of course, with AP Literature and Composition, it will require a lot of reading and writing. The course focuses on 3 novels and 2 plays, revolving around main central themes of what is real versus what is not, the complex relationship between a parent and their child, as well as analyzing what an author means versus what they say. The class delves into how to analyze pieces of literature and develops the skills needed to create conclusions as to the meaning of a piece of literature.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice. It is the one word of advice I can give to anybody looking to get better at AP Lit. Because AP Lit is a skills-based class, the only way someone will get better is through constant practice of the concepts taught in the class. Because there is not much to teach, there is a lot of free time to analyze and develop the skills needed to ace the exam. Use this time to practice, instead of wasting it goofing off or messing around on phones or talking to other classmates about outside things. Always ask the teacher to review your work, because the teacher is your best source of giving advice, since there is not always a right or wrong answer.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Glasco
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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