Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because literature has been very important throughout history, and analyzing this literature and how writers used techniques not only makes students really think and use their head but also breeds creativity in their minds. In AP Language, there really are no right or wrong answers, but instead, theories which either have good backing, or bad backing, and this is how an answer is evaluated. With this system, students must search through text and must create an assumption based on evidence found solely by the student, and formed by the student's deep thinking. This sort of deep thinking opens minds and also creates an opportunity for discussion among peers. There are not many classes which offer this sort of tuition.
There were many important things which I learned from this course which I still use to this day. From learning basic grammar rules which help me stand out from most people who occasionally make mistakes. Things like comma rules, or words which are usually misspelled, such as "toward" as "towards," can distinguish a person who shows intelligence and knowledge from a person who has little knowledge of the English language. There were many essays, and I am grateful for them all because I feel more confident when writing papers for I will have to in college classes. These essays were a huge highlight of this course because they required extensive devotion, commitment, and diligence in order to finish in the best way possible to ensure the best grade obtainable. This course also required searching through pages of reading, in order to form an argument. This helped me in my mental growth for it allowed me to establish the greatest work ethic that will help me not only in my future classes, but also my future life, where I will have to get a job, and show just how much I learned in my AP Language class.
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Since this is an AP course, one should expect a grand amount of work outside of school time. There is a lot of reading, and if you are not a fan of reading, then you can either become one or re-think taking AP Language. One must not only read a text but also think about what the text means. In order to record your thoughts, you will have to annotate the text by writing down notes in the margins of the text. One should also wonder about the writer and their motive behind texts. Before taking this course, one should practice reading by reading a book or two before the start of the class. Make it a priority to be very organized, because the last thing you want is to find yourself behind your peers and teacher in the course. Use your time very wisely. Start essays as soon as possible for this will give you more time in order to edit your essays and make them even better than you thought. Remember that this course is supposed to challenge you and really make you think deeply. There is no "winging" this course. In order to pass with an outstanding score in the AP exam, one must be prepared to work hard, with the utmost diligence, persistence, responsibility, and commitment.
This class was tough.
Very hard, not fun. I think academic is so much better and everyone should take it. I love her but not her class and it is very time consuming.
Beowulf and Eaters of the Dead, Merlin Trilogy and much more are some books you read abd they are long and boring, coming from someone who loves to read
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Think long and hard before taking this ap class. It will eat away your nonexistent free time and make you go to sleep at 5 am.