Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I recommend this class because of how Mr. Farland pushed me to write my very best. Looking back, I can see that my writing has vastly improved from the beginning of AP English Lang. In my current AP English Lit class, a lot of the kids who took AP English Lang junior year are one step ahead because their writing is more developed.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I loved the practice exam in-class timed essays when I got feedback from my teacher. It was so helpful. I learned to write more "to the point" in my essays when I was pressured to finish one in a class period. While vocab tests were kind of a drag, now when I write sometimes a vocab word I learned last year will pop into my head and improve my writing. Reading, discussing, and analyzing current event articles was really interesting as well. I learned to persuade and support my points with different kinds of evidence, and even learned to write satire. If you want to greatly improve your writing, this is the course you need to take.
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Advice for students:
Don't procrastinate essays, because rushed writing doesn't really represent your thoughts and unique perspective. Study devices used in writing; those will REALLY come in handy on the AP test. And like most classes, study and do your best on every "little" quiz and assignment--it's those that can drag your grade down.