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ENGLISH LA 0114 Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition

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    • Profile picture
    Mar 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The teacher is extremely interesting and works to make the class enjoyable for everyone. The class is never mundane, and you will learn something new everyday. You must be prepared to bring in your unique ideas to class and be able to express them in your writing.

    Course highlights:

    Immediately beginning this course, the teacher instantly taught us the mind-set of an author in order to gain a deeper understanding of the books we read. Although many details in books may appear insignificant, often times they are the details which contribute most to the plot and the development of characters. The teacher will teach you how to then express in writing the details you begin to notice, as well as their significance.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The timed-writes can be intimidating if you have never taken an AP English course, but the teacher will ensure you have all the tools needed to succeed. There is quite a bit of reading involved in the course, so ensure you have the time outside of school to complete your reading for the night.

    • Fall 2017
    • Rudy dela Rosa
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Mar 17, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Insightful and thought-provoking class! AP lit is one of my favorite classes and I find myself learning new and interesting things every day and my understanding and appreciation for literature and art has grown.

    Course highlights:

    Reading different novels and analyzing the deeper meanings, characters' motivations, and connections they have to various works of literature. Also the class discussions are very interesting and allows you to view other classmates' ideas and perceptions.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read and understand the books, plan before timed writes, and review material from beginning of the year because it will help on your timed writes.

    • Fall 2016
    • Rudy dela Rosa
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    May 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is by no means an easy course; however, this class is also very fun! Mr. dela Rosa is a very outgoing person who connects easily with the students and is very enthusiastic while he teaches. It's easy to see that he enjoys analyzing literature and discussing elements of novels with the students. He's into Marvel, DC, anime, and is great friends with the teacher next door, Mrs Newland. She often comes by our class before it starts. He's a harsh grader when it comes to grading essays, but don't be discouraged! He doesn't like putting his students down and focuses more on the positive side of things. I have never once disliked Mr. dela Rosa even when he was disappointed in us (in his defense, our class totally failed at one timed write) because even then, he walked it through with us and talked about it so that we have a better idea of what to do next time. I was totally prepared going into that AP exam. As long as you try, you'll be fine.

    Course highlights:

    Throughout this course, you will learn to identity symbols and elements of literature. By symbols, I mean things like... People who flip a coin repeatedly only for it to fall on heads (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) could represent the cyclical nature of their very lives. You will learn to delve deeper into novels and find meanings that aren't conveyed directly. Cacciato is a soldier who went AWOL in "Going After Cacciato." The main character constructs an imaginary world where he and his platoon chase after Cacciato. He can represent the freedom that the soldiers will never obtain in the war. Also, you can make up whatever the hell you want in your timed writes (like how falling down a hole is like how Allison in Allison in Wonderland falls into a foreign world) as long as it makes sense and you have evidence to support it. Taking risks is something that is encouraged, and it will help develop your writing style. This is the class where writing was fun, and I could write my heart out.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    TRY! Try your best on every single timed write even if it sucks because you're learning from it. Develop ideas and think about things you talked about and learned in class. You might even find yourself thinking because you find it interesting. READ the chapters assigned to you. In the second semester, the teachers will give reading checks. Beware! Pay attention to what the teacher is saying. He sometimes gives hints on what will be on a quiz and give you tons of ideas on what to write about. Finally, have fun with this course.

    • Spring 2016
    • Rudy dela Rosa
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Great Discussions

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