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    Dec 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is amazing! Unlike many English classes where students are tested over their comprehension of the material and their knowledge of grammar, A. P. English Language moves past such trivia to greater things under Mr. Stancil's guidance. The class is discussion-based, valuing ideas and creativity over rigid rules. The discussions help the students learn how to present their ideas and listen to different perspectives, and they are almost always interesting and entertaining. Instead of reading comprehension quizzes as the primary grade, A. P. English Literature rigor comes from the essays. The standard five paragraph form preached throughout school is thrown out the window, instead emphasizing complex analysis and literary tools. While the grades may be harsh at times, Mr. Stancil is always available and willing to help his students improve. I can safely say that may writing improved by 100% by taking this class. In short, the class is both fun and useful, and it's possibly the best course that Caledonia High School has to offer.

    Course highlights:

    The discussions were definitely the highlight. In most English classes, students are told what the correct perspective (or what the teacher believes is the correct perspective) of the book is. In A. P. English Literature, students are encouraged to find their own meanings, which led to some interesting, even controversial, discussions. The teacher serves as a moderator for the discussion, and he does an excellent job avoiding bias, instead serving as a reminder to not veer too far off topic or to liven things up if the class ever does get too heated.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I have two pieces of advice. Number one: read the books! Mr. Stancil selects these books because he believes that, if given a chance, the whole class will benefit from a thoughtful analysis of its content and literary style. Also, reading is the single best thing one can do to prepare for the A. P. test. Number two: Look for tips to write essays. The toughest part of the class is the graded essays, so try to turn them into masterworks. The single best piece of advice I ever heard was to cut out as many helping verbs as possible, thereby converting passive voice to active voice.

    • Fall 2014
    • Mr. Stancil
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    English 101 has been so beneficial to me, especially when it comes to journalism and creativity. Through this course, I have grown in my ability to "show" a story, rather than simply tell it. I recommend this class to absolutely anyone who is willing to endeavor the challenge of becoming an extraordinary writer!

    Course highlights:

    English 101 has taught me many things in such a short time. Through this course, I have learned a variety of sentence structures and phrases that can be incorporated into any essay. Through programs such as Turnitin and PeerMark, I have learned how to edit other students' papers, and I have been given the opportunity to read essays from different standpoints. I enjoy this class because it is the one course that I have learned the most from.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    All you need for this course is a pencil and an open mind. Be creative! Give and take constructive criticism when necessary. Argue, but be respectful. When writing an essay, have a thesaurus close by and use it. Change the sentence, and change it again. If you get frustrated when your essay isn't flowing smoothly, leave, and come back later. Most importantly, love what you do: be passionate with what you write about. If you don't love your own work, who will?

    • Fall 2016
    • Elizabeth Holloman
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Aug 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I definitely recommend this course to any Caledonia student who is eligible to take this English class. Misty Scott is an extraordinary teacher who dedicates so much time to each and every one of her students. If one is willing to learn more and become more successful in reading comprehension, writing, or even in grammar, Misty Scott is more than happy to provide assistance. This class helped to improve my writing skills, and I learned so much about essay formatting, sentence structures, and more! Overall, Misty Scott's Advanced Placement English class has been my favorite class in high school.

    Course highlights:

    I learned so many things throughout this course, including essay formatting, structure and organization of sentences and essays, and even vocabulary. My reading comprehension skills greatly improved, and the complexity of my writing increased. The novels that my class read and discussed were very interesting and dynamic, and through these novels, such as The Scarlet Letter and A Farewell to Arms, I learned how to identify deeper meanings within each page. This class helped me in so many ways!

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be sure to READ the novels outside of class so that you don't get behind! Study the guides you are given and always be ready for a pop quiz on the chapters you are supposed to read. Be sure to study the vocabulary sheets you are given and be ready for quizzes on those words as well. When writing an essay, do no forget to format it correctly. Include a title page, page numbers, and a Works Cited page. Simply listen in class to the directions given by the teacher and you should do well.

    • Spring 2016
    • Misty Scott
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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