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ENGLISH 500 AP English

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    Lots of Writing

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    Apr 11, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    it isn't bad, you learn to write for college

    Course highlights:

    Writing your five paragraph essay. Mr. Swinehart is great.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to read and sometimes it's boring reading.

    • Spring 2016
    • Mr. Swinehart
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates
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    Apr 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Overall, Mr. Swineheart made the class great! He did anything he could to help us with AP material and make sure we understood classic literature on a deeper level. The class opened my mind up to reading harder material that I wouldn't have before and now I love to challenge myself with insightful reads!

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were reading and learning about novels like 1984 and having open class discussions and debates about the material. The class used famous, well known literature to explain our world in a different way.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always read the material given and take writing tips seriously. Reading novels on a deeper level can only help you more for the AP test and with improved writing skills, you are given the chance to excel in the writing portion of the exam.

    • Spring 2016
    • Matthew Swinehart
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Feb 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Swinehart does a splendid job of taking each student into the time period we are learning about. Not only does he take us through history to explain parts of the English language, but he also creates magnificent writers in the process. It is a challenging yet rewarding course. I think AP English is preparing me for college in every way I can imagine- how to write college papers, any type of prompt possible, and the conventions of every day language are taught.

    Course highlights:

    The smaller class size gives each student an opportunity to thoroughly learn the information we are handed. I have learned how to use my expanded vocabulary in a way I did not know was even possible. I like a good challenge, and because Mr. Swinehart gives each student the room for individuality, each project is a new adventure. Overall, I will definitely remember the key points of this course- how to write any prompt handed to me, how to thoroughly analyze a novel for content and detail, and the history that helps us use English every day.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You have to be your own advocate in this course or else you will fall behind. Staying on top of your work and actually reading each reading assignments are a necessity to passing the class. You will ultimately push yourself to the point not even accepting failure as an option. If you do not like reading or writing, this course probably is not for you. But, if you do want to prepare yourself for the massive college papers coming your way, I strongly recommend this course.

    • Winter 2016
    • Matthew Swinehart
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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