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  • Average Rating (from 5 Students)

    4.7/5
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    Jan 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Although it was one of the hardest courses I have taken, I learned so much in this class. My analysis and writing skills were strengthened and I got to read pieces of literature I might not have read otherwise. I was pushed out of my comfort zone, I learned to speak up in class, and to work hard.

    Course highlights:

    During the beginning of second semester I had to work on an Internal Assessment project with a partner. We had to come up with a thesis statement and give a presentation where we proved it using one of the texts we had read. Although it was a challenging assignment, it stands out to me because it strengthened my analysis skills and helped me improve my public speaking.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would suggest buying the texts beforehand and going through them. Also buying the texts rather than checking them out at the library so you can make notes in class in the margin. Stay on top of your daily homework as it will probably relate to the project or test at the end of the unit. And don't be afraid to ask for help.

    • Fall 2015
    • Therese Nolan
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    Jul 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course was very interesting as it brought many works of literature to my attention that I otherwise would not have had access to. The discussions that these works lead to are often very profound, and cover a wide range of topics. I find that having such a variety of works, from poetry to novels, to works written in iambic pentameter, is very refreshing and opens the students eyes to a large breadth of significant text.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course in my opinion were the projects toward the end of the term. The creative ways that are encouraged to interpret the texts were a very different way of approaching the text. These methods were ones that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    It is important to stay on top of readings, as it is a literature class based heavily on reading. However, every student should end the year with at least one text that they actually enjoyed, in terms of subject matter and content. There is something different for everyone, so even if the first couple texts are not your cup of tea, there is always going to be something for you eventually.

    • Fall 2016
    • Seibert
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Apr 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend IB English HL 1 because of its immersive nature. The entire class is centered around literature that covers more of an international and culturally diverse group of texts than ever explored before in previous classes.

    Course highlights:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the works of Franz Kafka and Margaret Atwood, then comparing and contrasting through different lenses: Mythic, Social, Historical, Moral, etc.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    It is highly recommended to read the texts before they are due, or at least a very thorough synopsis (as a placeholder before getting around to the actual text). They are not usually difficult readings, just higher level in terms of content and message. The selected works are all very interesting and anyone can find connections with at least one of them.

    • Spring 2016
    • Seibert
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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