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This class was tough.
Yes I would recommend this course, although challenging this course made me a better writer. I was exposed to various literature I would not have read on my own and the teacher directed discussions led to a deeper understanding and appreciation of every novel. In addition, every paper submitted was reviewed by the teacher who gave specific feedback for improvements and two weeks to make corrections. It was only then that a final grade was given.
I leaned so many valuable skills from this class. Most importantly, I learned how to develop necessary time management skills that I will need in college. Although, Ms. Lamoreux's assignments at times could be lengthy they were due through the course of a marking period. I would work on completing each part in advance then schedule a time to review with her, in which I received constructive criticism and suggestions for improving my final copy. In addition, Ms. Lamoreux's passion for the subject encouraged me to become more interested in American Literature. Overall, my writing improved to a degree that I feel ready for college assignments. The final term paper encompassed everything I learned all year, time management skills, research skills, and revision skills. Now entering my senior year I do so with a new found confidence in approaching the rigorous academic courses I will be taking as well as continuing my extracurricular activities.
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I think the best advice for anyone interested in taking this class, is to be your own advocate. Complete assignments as they are given even if the deadline isn't immediate. This allows you time to ask questions for clarification or feedback. Schedule a time to meet with the teacher to review your writing to make sure you are on the right track, the feedback you get will enable you to make corrections prior to the due date. If parts of this class are not particularly appealing to you, remember to stay focused on achieving your academic goal. Rigorous classes and good grades are important on a college transcript.