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    Dec 23, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The class overall needs a lot of dedication. During the first semester you were constantly writing essays which was tiring, but useful because it gets you in the mood that you can pull out your skills in a short amount of time. You must remember a lot of vocabulary and terms to succeed in this class. It will make your life much easier when it comes time for the AP test instead of cramming in those terms last minute. What I wish I knew before i took the course was that, the more outside knowledge and experiences you have about historical figures or past literature it will tremendously help you when writing your essays, and being able to analyze the text you are given. The course focused more on how to apply those skills in short amount of times, so if you like taking your time to perfect your essays it may not be the right fit, but you will progressively get better towards the end of the course if you do decide to take it. You must set time aside outside of this class to do well. It is not that type of class that you can do your homework or projects the night before. It does take days or even weeks to finish an essay that fits the requirements your teacher is giving you. This class had no breaks. You were constantly preparing for the AP test especially after the first semester. The class did have homework almost every night. AP Language and Literature was a lot of in class discussions. You would read a text and analyze the test sometimes it was impossible to see the original text with all those markings that you made as a class or individually. Like stated before, the class needs a lot of time outside and dedication to do well.

    Course highlights:

    The best highlights of the course must be how fast you can do essays after taking the course. You learn to organize and pull some skills that others that have not taken the course may not have. If you are given the chance to see the very first essays you wrote at the beginning of the course and towards the end, you see how much progressed even if you think you didn't. Furthermore, you also learn how to "dig deeper" when analyzing a text that you thought had no meaning. You see the techniques that famous authors use which later on you can apply to your own writings.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You must set time aside after school for essays and projects. There may be some nights in which you have essays to write and additional homework. Learning vocabulary and terms are the key to being successful. Also, having outside knowledge about history, literature, and experiences will help you perform better.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mast
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Great Discussions
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    Nov 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class to everybody. Mrs. Hiller makes it very enjoyable and easy. Everything we do in this class is helpful in all of my other classes

    Course highlights:

    I have learned to give every book a chance before I judge it. Each book we read as a class was gratifying and surprising to read.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will not regret taking this course. It is fun and not too difficult. Reading every book assigned will be a great benefit towards you and your future.

    • Fall 2016
    • Jennifer Hiller
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Nov 06, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is not what I expected at all but its a great class to take. I thought it would be reading and analyzing books but it is all about analyzing articles and making argumentative essays based on them.

    Course highlights:

    One learns how to write college level essays and "high school" level writing is not accepted but this helps greatly because you have an upper hand compared to students in high school levels.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be dedicated and be ready to write an essay in under 40 minutes.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Gallagher
    • Lots of Writing Great Discussions


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