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    • Profile picture
    Mar 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Osgood is a very frunny and friendly man, as well as an excellent teacher. He is able to put his personality into his teaching style and that is able to rub off on each and every student in a positive and affirming way.

    Course highlights:

    This class teaches you how to write. However, there is more than just one way of writing. We went over argumentative essays, narrative essays, the whole nine yards. If you feel as though you are not an excellent writer but want to learn, this is the class for you. I became more confident in my ability after this course.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Write, write, and write. Practice makes perfect is a resonating theme throughout this course. The more you write, the better you will get and that is a promise.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Osgood
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Final Paper
    • Profile picture
    Nov 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This was the best class of my entire high school career! Not only did my writing skills become more advanced, and I received a high score on my AP exam, but my teacher, Mr. Osgood, made the class enjoyable, and a delight to come to everyday!

    Course highlights:

    Taking this course, I learned how to use intellectual rhetoric to exam classical works of literature in order to understand deeper meanings. Now, I can apply this knowledge to any sort of work- music, poetry, art, ect.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    During this course, I would highly recommend not waiting until the last minute to do your papers. Believe me, you will thank yourself if you space out your writing over a few nights. In addition to this, do not stress out so much about the AP exam- it's just one test, and there are so many extraneous variables that factor in that it is not worth it to stress yourself out.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mr. Osgood
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Final Paper
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    Oct 02, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AThis course not only taught me many different writing techniques, such as a rhetorical analysis, constructing a strong argumentative essay, and writing a synthesis. But it taught me how to look deeper into the meaning of certain passages and to the reasoning behind why the author wrote it in such a way. You begin to notice that short sentences don't always mean the author lacks descriptive words, but that he's trying to build suspense. And the long run on sentences here and there leaving you gasping for air, is exactly what the author was going for, trying to make you feel the characters anxiety or panic in the scene.

    Course highlights:

    Overall this course really helped me look at all sorts of writing differently! It made me read more in-between the lines rather than taking what was said in a more literal way, like i had in the past! I also learned the importance of a strong thesis and how word choice can make or break a paper.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really focus on time management! Its key when writing timed essays in this course and on your AP exam! I'm not going to lie, sometimes you won't always have time to keep up with the courses reading requirements, but as long as you stay actively involved in the class discussions and read summaries you should be fine! Class discussions are where a lot of the learning is done in Mr. D's class especially when it comes to debate season! Come out of your shell, share what you're thinking, because everyone in the class will be benefit from what you say and it could spark a very in-depth discussion of the topic

    • Fall 2015
    • dePontbriand
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Great Discussions

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