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    Nov 10, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I feel like this course put a good perspective on different ideas that one can be introduced to in life through reading and analyzing different types of literature from different time periods. Finding the similarities in the variety helps to understand some axioms of life that have endured the test of time, and distance.

    Course highlights:

    We learned about the different ways marriage can be interpreted by different people by reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. The class also read 1984 by George Orwell, which questioned what it means to be human and how a radical change in societal norms can change what reality is since reality is simply what the majority accepts as true. Aside from the literary works, there is a large emphasis on a higher level of vocabulary and a deep understanding of grammar rules, and how to make your writing flow properly and with conciseness.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You must study the vocabulary, and you must read what is assigned. Simply reading summaries doesn't prepare you enough since Mr. Kenny wants to see if you were able to make inferences and truly understand what you read, rather than if you could grasp a simple plot line that can be read on Sparknotes.

    • Fall 2016
    • PeterKenny
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading


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