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ENGLISH 101 AP Literature and Composition

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    Mr. Rickerby, Wintin, Walls, Kathleen Mills, Mrs. Prince, Rakic, Erin Corwley
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    Lots of Writing

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    • Profile picture
    Jun 26, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Lots of homework and research however it prepares you for SATs.

    Course highlights:

    The timed writing really helped me see how much I improved and how much I could improve.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't procrastinate and just get the work done. Participate during class and be engaged.

    • Spring 2015
    • Erin Corwley
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates
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    Jan 31, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AP Literature and Composition has been one of my favorite classes I've taken in high school. I have always been more of a reading and writing sort of person compared to those who prefer the maths or sciences. In our class, there was a significant emphasis on poetry, short stories, and articles; in addition to actual novels. I would recommend this class because it expands the mind of the student beyond what we are originally taught. It goes deeper and deeper into the analysis of every paragraph, every sentence, every word, and the purpose for which it was written. It is quite a fascinating course.

    Course highlights:

    The simplest way to state the mindset of AP Lit is that "everything is an argument". You must be confident with your claims, thorough with research of your evidence, and end up with a powerful analysis which you stand behind strongly. I learned how to identify the methods and tools that writers use to develop character or plot or simply get their point across. It's a class where I learned read critically at a higher level. The essay prompts I got were unlike previous ones I'd gotten in the past. My teacher taught us to analyze the text and style rather than just characters or plot. This led us to writing some very difficult argumentative essays. Overall, it was a wonderful class full of memorable new experiences.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready for a lot of hard work, a lot of new knowledge, and coffee breaks. Make sure you always do the reading and annotate thoroughly; it may help to even research whatever assignment it is you have that night to write about. We took AP practice tests in my class, but if you don't I would recommend you find an online version of it to study up once a week or so. It really dose help. Don't be afraid to ask your teacher or professor for help. In this class, the silent ones tend to be the ones who don't understand the material or who didn't do their work. Speak up and don't be afraid if you think you are wrong.

    • Fall 2016
    • Rakic
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions
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    Jan 14, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve to their writing ability. Dr. Rakic knows how to provoke thought and hone a person's ability to write thoughtfully and critically. Improvement requires effort, however, which means that this course, though helpful, is often very time-consuming.

    Course highlights:

    I believe I am now capable of writing much more cohesively and critically after taking this course. I have a greater ability to dissect texts and analyze them on a deeper level than I previously had.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in Dr. Rakic's class, students must enter the class with the proper mindset. If a student is willing to work hard, seek instruction, apply constructive advice, and put in the time and effort, that student will be able to experience success in AP literature and composition.

    • Fall 2016
    • Rakic
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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