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ENGLISH 250 American Literature

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    Mar 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend taking AP American Lit because not only did it show me how these American novels reflected society during the books’ time, but it also taught me how to analyze and synthesize writing and converse my thoughts and concepts on these novels with my peers as well. Also the many presentations we did in class helped me to become more confident in my public speaking, and I learn how to conduct a thorough and informative presentation.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was definitely the class discussions, which I enjoyed participating in. I loved hearing all of my classmates opinions on the stories and how they perceived certain aspects of the novels we read. It was a great experience and it definitely taught me how to discuss topics with others without speaking over people and how to lead discussions as well.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to take AP American Lit, then I highly suggest that you take notes whenever the professor is speaking on a book. You could use these notes later if the teacher ever asked you to write about the book (which they most likely will). Also I encourage you to look up anything you don't understand in books you may be reading for class assignments because this puts you at an advantage if your professor ever asks you to analyze that section in the book (which has helped me many times). My most important piece of advice, however, is to always as questions if you have one (and that's for any class). I know other students may get annoyed, but this is your learning at stake and you should be able ask questions when you don't fully understand something. And if you're not comfortable asking in class, write your questions down on paper and ask the teacher later after class or after school.

    • Fall 2017
    • Mrs. Hansen
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    • Lots of Writing Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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