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    Always Do the Reading

    Great Discussions

    Lots of Writing

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    Dec 03, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it because we read very interesting literature and approach it with a lot of critical thought. However, a lot of the work can tend to be unnecessary.

    Course highlights:

    Reading Winesburg, Ohio was definitely a highlight as it was a very intuitive book. We learned a lot about improving our writing and keeping the audience in mind, which was very beneficial for persuasive writing. It very much improved me as a writer.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be thorough when you read the books, it will give you a lot more material for timed writings.

    • Fall 2015
    • Katie Nakamura
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Oct 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class was extremely enjoyable. Despite the class being an AP class, the books taught are easy to understand, the teacher is amazing, and you learn a lot of useful information about writing. Along with writing and novels, we studied how literature effected people throughout history and word wealth vocabulary.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite book was "The Scarlett letter" and "Winesburg, Ohio" there have been few times that I wanted to read a book that has been assigned to me. The plot was interesting and the actual book was surprisingly easy to read. Also class discussions were great because we did them in a Socratic seminar format. Listening to how other people interpret the books and different works that we read really helped me to further understand the book.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not procrastinate! The work load you are required to complete is large. It is not worth getting behind because you want to miss a day of homework. Also study your word wealth thoroughly. The prefixes and suffixes will appear in tests throughout the year and on the final. Lastly, if you are expected to read a book, read it and take notes. The books you read follow you all year long and next year if you plan on continuing AP English. Nothing is impossible, if you put in your most then you will come out with a great grade. Good luck.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mr.Kolimas
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 19, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It expands our knowledge on different kinds of essays and how to think and write rhetorically. The AP test requires us to write a rhetorical analysis, Argumentative, and Synthesis Essay. Thus, it shows that the class is fast-paced to allot enough time to learn those new types of essays, but it opens our minds to deeper thinking.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course was reading, yet again, another set of required books for English. That was the better part of the class because writing the essays was hard, but it taught me a lot about what I'll end up seeing in the real world. I learned that the usual 5 paragraph essay (which we have followed since elementary) isn't always the path to take. It was hard to remove that habit and make my teacher appreciate my writing, but by the AP test, I could say that I know how to approach my essays better, especially in a limited amount of time.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't procrastinate! That is probably good advice to take for any class, but it's incredibly important in AP English Language and Composition. If your teacher gives you practices aside from the graded essays to challenge you for AP test day, do it! Before you'll know it, it's time, and you need to know what you're doing! With that being said, ask the teacher for help and better tips on how to improve your writing. It may seem like it did worse to your essay, but in the end, the teacher knows best-- especially if they've been to meetings or workshops on how to teach the class to prepare for the test.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mrs. Walder
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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