This class was tough.
While the course in itself is difficult, it is strangely satisfying to finally understand what it is you're being taught. Wrapping your mind around things such as the iron triangle, or the difference between legislative oversight and judicial review is something one shouldn't underestimate; it's a myriad of memorisation, but the sense of victory (and euphoria / relief) after you complete the course makes it worth it tenfold!
The highlights of this course were all of the review games we would play, in order to really drill into our minds what it is we were learning. Concepts such as redistricting via. gerrymandering used to personally confuse me before we sat down and had an interactive activity specifically for that lesson! That's only one instant of assistance, however. I also learned how to use Microsoft note programs through this class, as our teacher used OneNote, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in great detail to educate us. It helped in basic computer knowledge -- an old reminder of how exactly to work the software on our laptops!
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Advice for students:
if memorisation isn't your forte, this course is NOT recommended! A majority of the Gov class is remembering amendments, court cases, the different forms of government in the United States, and vocabulary! However, if you are intrigued and believe you could give the class a go, I would go for it! Just be sure to always stay ahead of your work, as there is a lot of it (textbook chapter outlines, worksheets, etc.).