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  • Average Rating (from 3 Students)

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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    Great Discussions

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    • Profile picture
    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is very in-depth and has helped me so much with my writing! Much better than the regular English teacher, and I feel so connected with my classmates!

    Course highlights:

    So far my favorite has been reading The Awakening and doing the essay about ourselves based off of the writing of Zora Neale Hurston.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    It's a lot of studying and a lot of practice. At first, you're gonna think this is terrible, but your writing grows really quickly and you improve so swiftly!

    • Fall 2016
    • Medeiros
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    When I was a sophmore, our English teacher recommended all of us to take AP English for junior year. It was intimidating because you would hear all the juniors and seniors complaining about all the tedious summer work and all the rumors you hear about Mr. Medeiros. Once you get the hang of everything you start to be more comfortable with all the assignments. You need to remember that if you sign up for this class you are going to have to learn. It's not an easy class, but at the same time you learn so much and see how much your writing and explanations grow and develop to the point where you don't regret taking normal English class one bit. You learn how a college class works and how to well you can be an independent student. If aren't sure if you are read for college, this class or any AP class is a great way to test yourself. When you see how little and poor work the general English classes are, you will be satisfied with your choice when you see your average classmates struggling to read and write on a mature and intelligent level, a college level. To be honest you are going to feel better and more confident about yourself when you can win an argument with specific and organized evidence, and your other classmates realize they are wrong.

    Course highlights:

    There are so many assignments you do, and I always looked forward to our classes' Socratic discussions on poems and passages and novels. These were my favorite times in class because you feel the strong connection between your classmates. It feels like a family as we all share our thoughts and ideas with everyone. It was my only way to talk out loud in class, where I could take charge. And I was always the shy kid. It was great practice for me, talking with out preparation and pulling ideas from each other. Speaking is a great skill you can't get anywhere without taking AP English at Kauai High. Trust me. You also learn that you aren't going to be a great writer at the start, it's not going to be an easy A. You learn about hard work, about how progress takes time. It's all about patience. You learn how to analyze everything in your life, you are more prepared for whatever life throws your way because you can break it down to what it is under the surface. All these skills you learn will be super beneficial for all the other classes you take in high school, helping you get more A's, especially in any normal classes you take besides AP. It gets easier for you in senior year because junior year is just the foundation of your analysis development. Just hold on for the rollercoaster called AP English, and you'll want to ride again. It seems scary at first, but the stress and adrenaline are worth it once it's over. See, this is an example of a metaphor. AP English does this to you.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always do the readings, I know it's a lot especially when the novels you are reading don't attain to your interest. Mr. Medeiros always told us the just read. That's the only advice there is. You may not like the book, but what's interesting is that hatred for that book can actually be used in every argument in every essay you are going to write in this class. Also, bookmark important quotes in every thing you read, highlight important elements in the poems and passages Mr. Medeiros gives you, there's no such thing as too much annotations. I mean, I didn't get an 8 on my analysis essay from just reading the novel. Fill that book up with post it notes, it makes the book more dense, but it is also a great stress reliever at the end of the year when you can pull out all those notes and return that book to the library.

    • Fall 2014
    • Medeiros
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Jun 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It was a huge step for me being a sophomore, picking a college style class. Especially hearing the juniors and seniors complaining about all the writing and reading that came with taking AP English. I remember stressing out over writing essays that looking back were really bad. I really recommend sophomores and juniors to expand their knowledge and take the risk. You feel so much smarter at the end of the year. Everyday you learn so much, even though for me there were times where I wanted to die because I was tired of all the work. It prepares you for college, something you will never get taking a normal English class. I actually feel sorry for everyone who doesn't take AP English because it is more fun. You connect with your class a lot more. For us it was a family because we built of each others ideas. You don't have to be helpless, your classmates will always have your back. You are all in this together just trying to become better writers and people. All you have to do is do the work, it is a lot, but truly rewarding in the end.

    Course highlights:

    You become a better writer with every essay. With every Socratic discussion and presentation and project, you are able to learn how everyone around you thinks. You're able to collaborate with your classmates for ideas. After AP English I feel like I've analyzed movies and songs so much, to the point that I couldn't sleep at night because I was analyzing the Broadway musical Wicked. You are not going to be an amazing writer at first. It took me two years before I felt confident with what I wrote. This was an important lesson for me. I wasn't going to have immediate success, it takes a lot of hard work. You are never going to experience and learn this in a normal English class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay organized. There is a lot of valuable paperwork and essays you will want to go back to for inspiration. Always bookmark important quotes and symbols you read. Fill that book up with post it notes, you won't regret it when you can easily find a page in the text to help support your ideas.

    • Fall 2015
    • Medeiros
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts


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