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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

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    • Profile picture
    Feb 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class to juniors at ZCHS because it strongly prepares you for college courses while still being in a high school academic setting. It is a challenging class to take during high school but I strongly believe my writing skills, as well as my ability to take multiple choice tests, drastically improved after taking this class.

    Course highlights:

    A big highlight for me after taking this course was doing well on the essay tests. I struggled with writing essays in my freshman and sophomore years but after taking AP Lit, I felt confident when writing in-class essays which was a new feeling for me. I am now able to take college level English classes as a senior without feeling totally overwhelmed and stressed.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise the incoming students to this class to be sure to take the time to read the books outside of class. A lot of students tried to just Schmoop or Spark Note the books before the essays and it definitely showed in their writing skills and lack of depth.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Clark
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Oct 04, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    A great class for students interested in learning more about literature and writing. You'll learn how to accurately and quickly analyze literature and how to structure a convincing essay about said analysis.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were definitely the books we read. It's great to be in a classroom setting where all the students want to be there. The discussions that you'll have in AP Lit will truly change how you view the world.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    READ. You can't rely on summaries if you really want to improve on your analysis.

    • Fall 2015
    • Showley
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Aug 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The skills one can ascertain from a class in analysis of classic literature, and therefore of life itself oftentimes, is one transferable to one's introspection.

    Course highlights:

    Much of the literature of this course had so many layers that reading the books became a sort of personal deconstructive puzzle that was extraordinarily exposing.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise that the student read the material (which an astounding number of students attempted to forgo), and if they find themselves only getting surface-level meaning from the text, read it a second time. The second read-through, especially with prose, allows for the reader to comprehend the material with an understanding deeper than literal meaning.

    • Spring 2016
    • Showley
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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