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ENGLISH 133A AP English Language and Composition

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    • Profile picture
    Mar 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Learn so much about how to write exceptional essays with a focus on improving grammar and the ability to critique other student's papers.

    Course highlights:

    I gained confidence in editing papers and in writing my own essays.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always do the work and you will see the improvement from the beginning of the year to the end.

    • Winter 2017
    • Mrs. Allen
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Nov 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is a mandatory class for NCAA

    Course highlights:

    It taught me better study habits

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't get behind, attend class everyday.

    • Fall 2016
    • Wireman
    • Yes
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    Oct 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was phenomenal. I learned an exceeding amount of knowledge about writing essays. Prior to this course I considered my essays to be mediocre. I now have more confidence when I write in the aspects of my grammar, and ability to put my thoughts in a well organized and concise essay. This class teaches one to take notes and to put in the extra effort on assignments to achieve success. Not only does it challenge you but it is also a very exciting class where discussions can lead to interesting topics. It is a more rigorous course with homework but it very awarding. I was very well prepared for the AP test, and received a score of a 4.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course for me was the peer editing of essays, the homework from our composition books, and the two essay conferences with the teacher for each essay. Every night we would have to read a selection from our composition books and answer the questions that proceeded it. This increased my ability to comprehend and analyze both difficult and easy passages. Peer editing strengthened my ability to see mistakes in grammar, formatting, spelling, and sentence structure. For each peer edit I could notice more mistakes and suggest more to help my classmates improve their grades. The first conference for an essay would be for we wrote the essay, we would identify our thesis to the teacher and our idea of approaching the selection we chose. Then the second or post conference she would discuss why we received the score we did and how it could be improved. I learned what to look for when editing a paper. How to organize different styles of essays depending on the purpose of the essay. I also learned that prepositional phrases should never end a sentence. I always would forget and now have it stuck in my brain.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Complete your homework and turn it in on time. pay attention when she is giving notes and really try on the peer edits and composition book work. This will better you and your knowledge to get a good score on the AP test. A tip that truly bettered my essay scores is don't be too attached to your essay topic. Although, you do want a topic which you can discuss in great detail you do not want to end up on a rant. Generally, when I get fired up about a certain issue I tend to get off topic. By not being to attached to the piece you will be less likely to rant and lead into different stories. However, if an issue is very important to you and you feel that you must write about it, just keep in mind that you must stay on topic and keep it relevant to the main point. This focus on the issue itself will lower the probability of you switching topics, verb tenses, or just confusing the reader.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Allen
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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