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    Always Do the Reading

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    Jan 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone. It also prepares you for college, and it allows you to see what it takes in order to be successful with your writing and reading.

    Course highlights:

    I learned so much about life and literature together. In this course, I finally realized why authors use certain literally devices and why they choose specific characters. I learned to appreciate literature. The highlight of this course was ready Huckleberry Finn because my teacher spoke of it in a perspective I never would have thought of. He said, "... no matter the color of your skin, we are all on the same raft, sailing down the river of life."

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    if you take this course, be prepared to do the work. Do not slack off or fall behind. Every paper and novel has a purpose, so pay very close attention.

    • Winter 2017
    • Mr. Robertson
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jan 01, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would personally recommend this course due to the obvious fact that it is an Advanced Placement course that is meant to prepare you for college. This course involves critical thinking and analyzing that triggers you to think deeply about anything, from tv shows to novels. Not only does it help expose one to different types of readings and genres, but it also helps with writing. AP English 12 teaches you to record every thought and question that comes to mind while reading a piece of literature.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was being around the people that has the same passions as myself. This course is meant for people that want to push themselves to be the absolute best they can possibly be and that have a passion to learn new things. Although this course comes with a heavy workload, it makes up for the classtime being spent analyzing and voicing your opinion about the current novel being read. Perosnally, this was the class I felt most comfortable voicing my opinion and speakingup. The biggest thing I leanred in this course was to look beyond the surface. With already reading four novels and five different historical texts as well as writing more essays than I can count on two hands, I learned that even when I dig deeper into a character, theme, symbol, etc., there is always more to unravel.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    The advice that I persoanly give to any student looking to take any type of AP course is to be mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for the work load. You cannot fall behind on readings and essays because it is a tight schedule and it is hard to catch up. You need to be ready for the late nights and mutiple essays due in the same week sometimes even at the same time. You need to be ready for the possibity of reading more than one novel at once during a time period. You need to learn time mangement for balancing any other classes with AP courses as well as sleep. Sleep, you need to be physically able to function in class because you dont want to miss anything by dozing off. Taking one or even mutiple AP courses can be draining, but it is all worth it in the end.

    • Winter 2016
    • Amy Kearnes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading
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    Dec 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class was amazing. The teacher was extremely supportive and helpful. He always challenged us with new texts or poems and encouraged us to discover the meaning of the piece, but did not discourage us if we did not understand or if we could not find a theme right away. We were expected to read heavily outside of class, but there was enough time to complete the reading assignment if effort was put into it. We had many class discussions about what we found while reading, and through the insights of other students, the class was able to collaborate on what we thought was important themes in the text, as well as how the author communicated the theme to the readers. This class helped me mature as a reader and writer.

    Course highlights:

    In the course we studied classical poems and learned to analyze them syntactically as well as find the theme of the poem. We did the same with essays and novels. We learned to write an insightful 6-7 page literary analysis paper on a classic novel of our choice, and we learned to write essays on a given text during in class time as well as answer multiple choice questions on a piece of work in a set time frame, in order to prepare us for the AP test.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    In this class, proper time management is critical. This work given in this class is not always difficult, but can be time consuming- like assigned reading. If you take the time to do the work and still have trouble understanding, there is teacher support to help you, but if you neglect the work it is hard to keep up in the class. The same advice can be given for writing assignments. If you properly time manage, the writing is challenging but achievable. If you do not manage your time properly, the writing is frustrating and difficult. Your success in this class relies largely on how much effort you put into it.

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


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