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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to someone who is highly motivated due to work load of this course. This english honors class is partnered with SUNY ESF which means that if the student does what is required of them, they can gain college credit. This course is called "Writing in the Environment" which means that all the works of literature and writings will connect back to the theme of the environment. This class will makes the students think outside the box and realize how much of an impact us humans have on nature.
So far, the highlight of this course were the readings we had. Although some of them were long and highly difficult to understand, it reveled a story that was mind blowing. Despite the difficulties of some of the readings, Mr. Marx goes over it with us so we really understand the true meaning of the text. We also go on trips to really understand the concepts we learn about in class. This class has a lot of on hand activities; which connects to some of the readings such as Walden by Henry David Thoreau. This book sends a message of living life and learning to really appreciate what surrounds us. Rather than just learning from a textbook, Mr.Marx allows his students experience the things we read about through field trips. Earlier on in the semester, we learned about the makeup of Manhattan Island and history of central park. We were able to head up to Inwood Hill park and central park to see the evolution of these places throughout the years.
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I would advise the students to be aware of the responsibilities required for this class. If you do all the work that is given, you'll be fine. Another thing you'll need to worry about are the pop up quizzes or vocabulary quizzes. If Mr. Marx tells you to read something, read it because you'll never know if you'll get quizzed on it the following day. Besides that, this class is well organized with a set curriculum and the teacher makes sure you get things done on time.